18 hours ago
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
This has got to be the easiest cake to bake on the planet.
If you have an hour, you can bake this cake.
The recipe from Martha Stewart says it makes 2 cakes.
Not a chance. It made enough batter for one 8" cake only, which was fine by me.
The baking temp was listed at 400F, but I am always leery of cakes baked at such a high temp in my hot oven, so I turned it down to 375F to be safe.
I used two lovely plums, sliced into 8 slices (pit removed) and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.
This was the perfect breakfast cake. No icing, not too sweet and just right with vanilla ice cream (well, not for breakfast).
This was like a plum kuchen my grandmother used to make. Simple and nice.
Makes the house smell so good.
It is best made the night before and served the next day.
Easiest Plum Cake (adapted from Martha Stewart):
I used an 8" buttered springform pan, which makes removing the cake so easy.
1 1/2 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl
3/4 cup of sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup whole milk
Mix wet ingredients and add to the dry mix.
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 plums, cut into thick slices
2 tbsp butter
Place your plum slices on top of the batter, pressing down a bit.
Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and dot the top w/ the 2 tbsp of butter. Bake at 375F for 40-45 minutes.
I plan on making this cake again in the fall with apples. It was so easy and so delicious!