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It’s time to turn your baking skills upside-down as we tackle this delectable upside-down plum cake recipe. Whether you’re a newbie baker or an experienced patissier, get ready for the aromatic scent of plums and brown sugar wafting from your oven and the glistening golden crust when you take out this beautiful piece of art from its pan. This warmly spiced fragrant cake is sure to win hearts – both at first sight and first taste! So don’t wait any longer, preheat that oven and let’s get started!


Upside-Down Plum Cake: Visually Stunning and Delicious!


Let’s talk about one of the most delicious and unique cakes out there: the upside-down plum cake. As the name suggests, this cake is turned on its head, with the sweet and juicy plums taking center stage at the top. But don’t let this unconventional way of baking fool you – this cake is a showstopper in both taste and presentation. With every bite, you’ll experience the perfect balance of tangy fruit and rich, buttery cake. Plus, the vibrant colors of the plums make for a stunning visual display that will have your guests oohing and aahing. So why not spice up your dessert game and try your hand at making this delightful upside-down cake? Trust us, your taste buds will thank you!


Upside-Down Plum Cake

Upside-Down Plum Cake


Make Them Ahead!


Here’s the trick to making it ahead of time. Once the cake has cooled down, cover it tightly with plastic wrap and pop it in the fridge for up to 3 days. When you’re ready to serve, simply warm it up in a 300°F oven for 10-15 minutes, and voila! A show-stopping dessert that your guests will love.


With a little bit of planning and preparation, you can make this Upside-Down Plum Cake ahead of time and still impress your guests. So go ahead and give it a try – your taste buds will thank you!


Incredibly Moist and Tasty!

Incredibly Moist and Tasty!


Upside-Down Plum Cake


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Upside-Down Plum Cake

Upside-Down Plum Cake

This sweet and tangy cake is guaranteed to hit the spot, thanks to its delicious combination of juicy plums and buttery cake. Not only does it look great on the plate, but the upside-down technique makes it simple enough for everyone!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 470 kcal


Let's gather the ingredients!


    • ¾ cup brown sugar
    • cup water
    • 2 tbsp unsalted butter softened
    • pounds plums pitted and cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges


    • ½ cup buttermilk
    • 2 tbsp greek yogurt
    • 2 tsp vanilla extract
    • cups all-purpose flour
    • cup granulated sugar
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • ½ tsp baking soda
    • ½ tsp kosher salt
    • sticks unsalted butter softened
    • 2 large eggs beaten


    Let's Begin!


      • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
      • In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar and water and bring to a boil without stirring. Cook over high heat, washing down the side of the saucepan with a wet pastry brush, until an amber-colored caramel forms.
      • Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter.
      • Immediately pour the caramel into a 9-inch (2 inches deep) metal cake pan. Carefully arrange the plum wedges in the caramel in a circle.


      • In a small bowl, whisk the buttermilk with the yogurt and vanilla.
      • In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, mix the flour with the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
      • At low speed, beat in the butter until the mixture resembles moist crumbs.
      • Beat in the eggs at low speed until incorporated, then beat the batter at medium-high speed until light and fluffy, while scraping down the side of the bowl.
      • At medium speed, beat in the buttermilk mixture until smooth. Be careful not to overmix.
      • Scrape the batter over the plums and gently spread in an even layer.

      Let's Bake and Serve!

      • Bake the cake in the center of the oven for 55 to 60 minutes, until golden and springy.
      • Let cool in the pan on a rack for 30 minutes, then invert the cake onto a serving plate.
      • Cut into wedges and serve warm or at room temperature with whipped cream if preferred.
      • Enjoy with family and friends!


      Calories: 470kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 6gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 306mgPotassium: 210mgFiber: 2gSugar: 45gVitamin A: 1003IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 73mgIron: 2mg
      Keyword cake, Easy to bake, easy to make, Plum, Plum Cake, Upside-Down Cake
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      To Wrap It All Up


      All in all, upside-down plum cake is a delicious treat that can be thrown together quite easily. The combination of sweet and slightly tart makes for an unforgettable flavor that will leave your taste buds begging for more. Plus, with the caramelized top and the fluffy cake below it, there’s something to satisfy everyone. Adding different toppings and adding a scoop of ice cream on the side could make this ordinary dessert extraordinary! And even though it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, it’s certainly worth a try!


      Try coming up with your own spin on this classic dish by adding different fruits or nuts to the mix! You may end up creating something unexpected yet totally satisfying! Don’t forget to let us know what you think! We are just as eager to hear how yours turned out as you are to show off your treat. Enjoy!


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