A Little Something Sweet…?

Here is a simple, tasty recipe for a Sunday brunch, a potluck or just because 🙂  This is one of my favorite cake recipes because I don’t have a huge sweet tooth, but do like something sweet every once in a while.  I did use a pie plate, as I did not have a tube pan on hand.  And I’ve also doubled the recipe before and used a 9″x13″ baking pan.

Plum Cake

3 eggs; 1/2 c. butter, softened; 1/2 c. sugar; 1 t. lemon zest; 1 c. flour; 1/2 t. baking powder; 1 1/4 c. plums, pitted and sliced

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease and flour one 9 inch tube pan.  Separate the eggs.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form, and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.  Beat in the egg yolks and lemon zest.  Stir together the flour and baking powder and then beat the flour mixture into the creamed mixture.  Gently fold in the egg whites.
  4. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.  There will only be a little over an inch of batter.  Arrange the plums, skin side down, attractively over the batter.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes or until cake tests done.  Allow to cool before serving.

Hope you enjoy 🙂

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About Erin Phelan

Born and raised in western Michigan, Erin came to Polyface first as an intern in the summer of 2009. While here she met and got to know Grady Phelan, an apprentice at the time. The next spring they were married and after a couple years in Oklahoma they are back, working as sub-contractors for Polyface. Erin keeps herself busy with the jobs of a wife and mother, as well as helping with the animals, gardening, sewing, cooking, baking, knitting and reading.

4 Responses to A Little Something Sweet…?

  1. Leilani says:

    Yum! Thank you for another great addition to my recipe book. This one looks like it could be very versatile and accommodate different fruits. As soon as I get up from this computer I am out to pick more pears, just might have to try this with pears 🙂

  2. Cyndi Lewis says:

    Sounds super tasty! Hmmm… I have plums sitting in the fridge.

  3. Yum!! Count me in. 🙂

  4. daisyglitters says:

    Looks yummy!