Monday, June 28, 2010

Plum Cake "Tatin"



I've said it many times: I love Ina Garten, I love her show Barefoot Contessa, I love her personality, and I love her husband (not that way, although he looks incredibly good for his age...but he's equally funny and smart and spontaneous and all those qualities you want in a man. They are such a perfect fit!)
Two days ago I tried another recipe of hers called Plum Cake "Tatin". It turned out pretty well, but the next time I'm going to make this recipe I'll use the type of plums suggested. The kind I used (forgot how they're called) were much juicier and you can see the juice soaking up the cake (which wasn't necessarily a bad thing). I followed  the recipe exactly except I used a different type of plums, I added some nutmeg in the cake batter, and I just noticed that her picture then her recipe calls for the plums being arranged cut side down. I didn't see that partt and I arranged my plums cut side up in my dish...oopsy!

So, we butter a pie dish, slice and pit the plums, then we make a caramel syrup out of water and sugar and pour it over the plums.

 
We then make the cake batter (sugar, butter, sour cream,eggs, flour, baking powder, lemon zest, nutmeg and salt),pour the batter over the plums and bake it.

After it cooled for about 15 minutes, we turn the cake upside down on a plate










And ...tada.. we have an upside down plum cake.


 Thank you Ina! Your recipes are always wonderful!