5 Mar 2010

Upside down plum and Brazilian nut cake


We're almost at the end of t plum  season  and incredible as it seems had not bought or done anything with this juicy fruit that I love, but never too late, is it not? I bought a quarter kilo, and  bake two tea cakes made just to get the urge to eat something  sweet and glossy .As I had a little  of  Brazilian nuts, (left over Christmas,) I decided to add  it to the recipe. And one more thing, I am now using half white sugar and half with brown sugar.  Hudge  difference.. is much more tasty and healthy I'm sure.

Upside down plum and Brazilian nut cake

( For two tea cakes ,13 cm diameter )

  • 250 g  fresh plums cut into quarters and cored 
  •  50 g butter, room temperature 
  •  1 / 4 cup granulated sugar 
  •  1 / 4 cup brown sugar
  •  1 large egg 
  •  25 g  Brazil nuts (was passed by the  food processor )
  •  1 cup flour 
  •  1 pinch salt
  •  1 teaspoon baking powder

Melt 2 Tbsp butter. Drizzle evenly over base of pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Place plums, skin side down, in pan to cover base.
Arrange plum wedges in concentric circles on top of brown-sugar mixture, overlapping wedges slightly; set aside.
 In a large bowl beat butter and  two sugar until pale and fluffy
Add egg. beating just until blended. Reduce speed to low; add flour  alternately with processed Brazilian nuts. Beat just until mixed, occasionally scraping bowl.

 Pour batter over plums in pan, carefully spreading with rubber spatula.

Bake into pre heat oven (220°C) 30  to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, covering pan loosely with foil after 50 minutes if top is browning too quickly. 


      Manggy said...

      There's nothing quite like the moist, caramelized top (bottom?) of an upside-down cake!

      Arlette said...

      Gorgeous pie, and beautiful photo Sylvia.
      this is one of my favourite pies.. During the Summer , when the yellow, red and black are in season, I use the three flavoures in my pie and you should see the colors when they bake...

      Mari's Cakes said...

      Wow extraordinary dessert! I never have used plums in such way. It looks delicious. Nice Cake!

      Have a blessed weekend.

      Anonymous said...

      Que rico! I love your cake!


      Sophie said...

      Hola Sylvia!!

      Une tarta muy deliciosa!

      Mur rico también!


      Laura in Paris said...

      Oye Sylvia, que linda torta. Quieres que la ponga con tu nombre en mi sitio?

      Marc @ NoRecipes said...

      Wow! I just found your blog through some comments on another blog and your photos are amazing! This tart looks delicious and I can't wait till plums are in season up here.

      Juliana said...

      Wow, this cake must taste so yummie, love plum and like how you presented...nice picture!