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whole plum cake on parchment paper
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Plum Cake

This Plum Cake is a must-try summer dessert made with all-purpose, whole wheat and almond flour for a tender texture and a rich, nutty flavor.
Course: Cakes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 253kcal
Author: Barbara Bakes LLC

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 10 tablespoons 140 g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup 200 g granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • ½ cup 102 ml whole milk, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup 120 g all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup 60 g almond flour
  • ¼ cup 35 g whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 plums cut into 6 or 8 pieces

Topping:

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter cold, cut into ¼-inch cubes

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Generously grease a 9-inch springform pan, then line the bottom and sides with greased parchment paper.
  • In a food processor, combine the butter, sugar, eggs, milk, and vanilla and process until smooth. Add all three flours, the baking powder, and salt and mix together by pulsing several times, just until smooth.
  • Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Gently tap the pan on the counter several times to release excess air bubbles.  Add the plums in a spiral on top of the batter. Set the pan on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes.
  • To make the topping: in a small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon.
  • Carefully sprinkle the topping over the baked cake and then dot with the butter.
  • Continue baking until the cake is golden and a tester comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Let the cake cool in the pan for 20 minutes and then run a knife around the edge. Remove the sides of the springform and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before serving. 

Notes

I made the following high altitude changes: reduced baking powder to ½ teaspoon, removed 1 tablespoon sugar from the 1 cup, 1 cup + 2 tablespoons flour. I baked it at 400° for 40 minutes and then baked it another 15 minutes after adding the topping. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 229mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g