Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tuesday with Dorie. . .with Dimply Plum Cake

Michelle, thank you for choosing the Dimply Plum Cake out of Dorie Greenspan's cookbook (Baking from my home to yours) on page 41. Michelle, with our group Tuesday with Dorie, has a blog called Bake-en,
and you have just got to go see her dimply plum cake. She even put a glaze on hers and the cake looks bakery fabulous! Great job Michelle!

The plums available to me at the grocery store were gigantic and not overly ripe. I could only fit 2 1/2 plum halves across the batter. In fact, the cake never cooked all the way in the center. I know if the plums had been a lot smaller and a little more ripe, the cake would have been loved by all. As it is, the only part fully baked was the outside edges and the whole top. Underneath was gooey, even after I added on 15 more minutes. The top started to get to dried out so I just gave up. I would like to try this again but use peaches. The overall flavor from the part that is done was tasty =).



The batter definitely looked silky smooth. I didn't veer from the recipe at all. . .which is unusual for me.








My plums are HUGE and not overly ripe. I loved how the batter looked squished between the fruit.






A closer look at my mammoth plums.

8 comments:

n.o.e said...

Wow, those were big boys! I think the size and ripeness of the plums did make a big difference in this recipe. I'm also wondering if using a metal pan helped mine cook through. The one I made in a pottery pan seemed to have more trouble. Anyway, the peaches do make a good cake - fantastic mix of flavors, especially the cardamom.
Nancy

Lori said...

my cake baked the same way yours did, which was frustrating because it was so tasty!

Flourchild said...

Hey Shandy...
Even though I LOVED this cake I think if my plums were a little less ripe it would have been better. One blog I read(can't remember who) her plums were perfect, the juices ran all around the cake and she said it was like jam! I also saw one gal who made hers with pears! Im going to try that next.

Thank you for your kind words. I feel the same way about you. I know that's why we get along so well. I truly believe you are talented beyond words in the cooking/baking dept. and deserve every award I could pass your way. Im honored you want to give me back an award..I think you can do that. I do try hard and I wish I had a better camera and was better with words sometime..but you know that's who I am and Im real!!

Hugs, Michelle

Engineer Baker said...

Wow, those plums are HUGE! Crazy frankenfruit!

kim said...

wow they are huge, i thought they were peaches! sorry you had probs getting it fully baked, but it looks great :)

Christine said...

Wow you had some gigantic plums! Sorry you had problems but I bet it was still tasty!

Prudy said...

Oh-I'm sorry it didn't work out! Good luck with the next try.

Barbara said...

Those really are huge plums! After reading a lot of posts, many other folks had the same problem. Slicing the fruit probably would have helped. Now we know...