Fruit-topped Cake

Posted On September 27, 2008

Filed under Desserts and Snacks

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Ingredients
1 1/4 cups cake flour (not self rising)
1 Tbs baking powder
Pinch of Salt
8 Tbsp (1 stick) butter
10 Tbsp sugar
1 large egg
3 ripe black plumes (1 pound) pitted, quartered, each quarter cut into 3 slices (or ripe peaches or peeled Granny Smith apples)
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 9 inch round cake pan. Stir flour, baking powder, and salt into a small bowl.
2. In a medium sauce pan, melt 6 Tbsp butter over low heat. Stir in flour mixture. Spread dough in pan with the back of a spoon. Arrange plums in a circle with a few slices in the middle, skin side up, pressing lightly into dough. Drizzle plums with lemon juice and sprinkle with remaining 4 Tbsp sugar. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Dot with remaining 2 Tbsp butter.
3. Bake 25-30 minutes, until fork inserted in center of dough comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack and serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 8 servings

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