Cake ingredients
Recipe courtesy of Sylvia Paley
Servings: Makes 8 servings
  • 1 1/4 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 stick butter
  • 10 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 (1 pound) large ripe black plums, pitted, quartered, each quarter cut into 3 slices (or use ripe peaches or peeled Granny Smith apples)
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Directions
    Preheat oven to 375°. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl.

    In a medium saucepan, melt 6 tablespoons of butter over low heat. Stir in 6 tablespoons sugar and let cool 10 minutes. dd egg and stir well. 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 tablespoons sugar. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Dot with remaining 2 tablespoons butter.

    Bake 25 or 30 minutes, or until a fork inserted in center of dough comes out clean. Cool on the wire rack and serve warm or at room temperature.