Plum-Blueberry Upside-Down Cake


This plum-blueberry upside-down cake, rippled with a contemporary plum and blueberry streusel, will be loved at any time of the day. Here’s make it.

A couple slices of plum-blueberry upside-down cake on a white plate with a knife resting on the edge of the plate.

The duet of plum and blueberry on this any-time-of-day upside-down cake is impressed, little question. Although you may have your manner in terms of the kind of fruits. Apricots and cherries. Peaches and blueberries. Plums, plums, and extra plums. See how that works? Reach for no matter resonates for you—or no matter’s in nice abundance and dangerously ripe in your counter.–David Leite

Plum-Blueberry Upside-Down Cake FAQs

What ought to I do if my cake sticks to the pan?

Our testers had nice success with the pan removing instructions within the recipe, however, in case you flip your cake and don’t hear the thunk of it releasing, merely soak a kitchen towel in very popular water, wring it out and drape it over the underside of the pan for a couple of minutes. This ought to heat the cake sufficient to assist it launch. If a number of items keep on with the pan, rigorously take away them from the pan and gently nudge again into place.

Can I take advantage of frozen blueberries?

Yes! Fresh or frozen will work fantastic right here.

How ought to I retailer this cake?

The cooled cake will be coated and saved at room temperature for as much as 2 days. For longer storage, wrap the cake tightly in plastic freeze for as much as 3 months.

Plum-Blueberry Upside-Down Cake

A couple slices of plum-blueberry upside-down cake on a white plate with a knife resting on the edge of the plate.

For this plum-blueberry upside-down cake, candy caramelized fruit crowns a young candy cake.

Barbara Fairchild

Prep 20 minutes

Cook 1 hr 10 minutes

Total 1 hr 30 minutes

For the topping (just a little complicated, because it’s initially on the underside)

Make the topping

  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over low warmth. Add the sugar and whisk till effectively blended. Pour the combination right into a 9-inch spherical cake pan with 2-inch-high sides, spreading it to evenly cowl the underside of the pan.

  • Lightly press the plums into the syrup in a circle alongside the sting of the pan. Spread the berries within the middle of the pan. (You can set the pan apart to face at room temperature for as much as 3 hours.)

Make the cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (176°C) and place the oven rack to the middle place.

  • Sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt right into a bowl.

  • In one other bowl, beat the butter till easy. Gradually add the sugar to the butter and beat till effectively mixed. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating effectively after every addition. Beat within the vanilla.

  • Stir the dry components and the milk alternately into the butter combination in 3 additions, starting and ending with the dry components. Spoon the batter over the topping within the pan.

  • Bake the cake till the highest is golden and agency and a tester inserted within the middle comes out clear, about 55 minutes. 

  • Let the cake cool within the pan on a wire rack for about 10 minutes.

  • Run a small sharp knife across the sides of the pan to loosen the cake. Place a plate or platter over the pan. Using oven mitts or pot holders, firmly grasp the pan and platter collectively, then flip them over. Let stand 3 minutes, then gently carry the pan off the cake.

  • Serve the cake heat or at room temperature with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired. The cake is, as most muffins, greatest served the day it’s baked.

Serving: 1portionCalories: 347kcal (17%)Carbohydrates: 66g (22%)Protein: 5g (10%)Fat: 8g (12%)Saturated Fat: 4g (25%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 63mg (21%)Sodium: 104mg (5%)Potassium: 262mg (7%)Fiber: 2g (8%)Sugar: 45g (50%)Vitamin A: 415IU (8%)Vitamin C: 6mg (7%)Calcium: 91mg (9%)Iron: 2mg (11%)

Recipe Testers’ Reviews

Originally printed August 4, 2011

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