Upside down plum cake

Don’t you love to bake all these fancy cakes…I do…Its my first time baking an upside down cake. I have always wanted try the upside down pineapple cake.
But, its summer time and have lots of stone fruits handy…so tried this plum cake…look at that! isn’t she a beauty :) an absolute treat for the eyes…also for your tummy too.
I did make some plum jam too…recipe coming soon…
Don’t get carried away by the looks..This cake is pretty simple to make. The cake part is just easy as any ordinary pound cake.
And you can go all artistic in arranging the plum slices :)

This is what I like about summer….I get to do a lot with peaches, plums, mangoes, zucchini, water melon, avocados, corn, cherries and what not?
I guess some people are born to eat, and our family is definitely one of them :)
How about you? 
Here is the recipe
You’ll need:

6 large plums,each pitted and cut into 8 wedges
All purpose flour: 1 1/2 cups
Butter, unsalted: 1 1/2 stick (12 tbsp), softened
Sugar: 3/4 cup
Brown sugar: 3/4 cup (for the topping)
Baking powder: 2 tsp
Vanilla extract: 1 tsp
Milk: 1/2 cup
Eggs: 2 nos
Ground cinnamon: 1/2 tsp
Salt: 1/4 tsp

How to make:

Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
In a small sauce pan melt 4 tbsp of butter. Once the butter melts and start turning brown in color, immediately add the brown sugar. Cook butter and sugar, stirring continuously, for 2-3 min.
Pour the mixture into a greased 9 inch cake pan, spreading all over the bottom of the pan using a spatula.
Arrange plum slices in overlapping concentric circles on top of the butter-sugar mixture.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon powder.

In  large bowl, beat the remaining 8 tbsp of butter and sugar together using an electric mixer.
Add eggs, one by one, beating constantly. Add in the vanilla extract.
Add the dry ingredients, alternately with milk and continue beating until light and fluffy.
Spread cake batter on top of the plum. Bake for 40-45 min until an inserted tooth pick comes out clean.
Let cool for a few min, and flip over the cake on to a plate.
tah- dah!!! Enjoy your slice with vanilla ice cream on top :)

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