Tuesday, September 23, 2008

TWD: Dimply Plum Cake

This week's TWD recipe was Dimply Plum Cake. I have to admit I was a little concerned as to whether I would like it. I like plums by themselves, but not so much as an added recipe ingredient.


I gave it a try anyway because 1) I want to participate in making as many recipes in the Baking cookbook as possible, and 2) I wanted to see if my instinct were right, that I would not like this cake. I was wrong. It is gooood! Thinking about this now, it's hard to believe that I wouldn't like it because I love cake. Especially homemade cake.


The subtle sweetness of the cake counters the tartness of the plums nicely. I used the Italian Prune Plums as Dorie suggested, since they're currently in season. This is a quick and easy recipe. I'd like to try it with apricots. Raspberries would be good too.

This recipe was chosen by Michelle from Bake-en. You can get the recipe over at her site, or page 41 of the cookbook. Thanks for choosing a winner Michelle!

Next week: Creme Brulee. I'm excited!

7 comments:

n.o.e said...

Ha! We're "I was wrong" twins! This cake was surprisingly GOOD. Love those little plums, I'll have to look for some.
Nancy

Marthe said...

Thanks for you comment on my blog, your cake looks delicious!! I also can't wait to have another piece... It's coffee time in 2 hours.... :)

Lori said...

us, not so much! the cake was subtle and sweet, and very nice, but the plums and the thing all together just didn't turn our cranks. but it's so nice others liked it!

Pamela said...

I know what you mean about this cake. First, the name wasn't exciting to me. And I just didn't think I would like it. But we ate the whole little cake in record time!

confectiona said...

It was good, wasn't it? I wasn't even going to try it, but I'm so glad I did.

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

Plum cake kind of sneaks up on you. So good homemade! Yum.

Barbara said...

So glad you liked it! I wish I had used those cute little plums, too. The big ones looked nice but ended up undercooked.