Upside-Down Plum Cake

I had a bag of tasty little plums from the Ann Arbor Farmers Market that were on the verge of becoming too soft, so I decided that another sweet treat was in order. I’d made an upside-down fresh fig cake in Japan that I thought would adapt well to the plums, and indeed, they look quite happy swimming cut-side down in a pool of melted butter, honey, and brown sugar. Mmmmmmm.

This recipe is from “Outstanding in the Field: A Farm to Table Cookbook” by Jim Denevan with Marah Stets, and can be found here. I think the recipe turned out even better this go-round, partially because I was baking it in a regular sized pan in real full-sized oven, rather than in a teeny cake pan in a tiny convection oven. But also because the plums added a nice slight tang to the otherwise very sweet cake.

Served with a glass of the apple cider that I’d been missing like crazy, this made for a decadent dessert…errrr……breakfast!

Locally yours,


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