Plum-thyme upside-down cake
Time: 20 min. preparation time, 45 min. baking time
Nutrition: Calories ca 328 / Protein 3g / Carbohydr. 36g / Fat 20g
Ingredients (12 servings)
|227 g||butter (divided)|
|200 g||crème fraîche|
|188 g||all-purpose flour|
|167 g||brown Muscovado sugar (divided)|
|3 tbsp||fresh thyme|
|1 tsp||baking powder|
|1 tsp||vanilla extract|
|0.5 tsp||baking soda|
oven, cooling rack, mixing bowls, lemon zester, rubber spatula, springform pan (23-cm/9-inch), cutting board, knife, stand mixer or hand mixer with beaters
The spice and fruitiness of a not-too-intense port wine complements this cake well.
Heat oven to 175°C/350°F. Place some of the butter in pan and place it in oven until butter melts, approx. 5 min. Remove pan from the oven, swirl butter around the pan, and sprinkle brown sugar over it evenly. Meanwhile, pit and slice plums and chop thyme.
oven, springform pan, cutting board, knife
57 g butter / 67 g brown Muscovado sugar / 6 ripe plums / 3 tbsp fresh thyme
Arrange plum slices over brown sugar in concentric circles so that bottom of pan is covered in a single layer.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and chopped thyme and set aside. In another large bowl, cream remaining butter with remaining sugars and lemon zest. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each, until mixture is light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla extract.
rubber spatula, stand mixer or hand mixer with beaters
188 g all-purpose flour / 1 tsp baking powder / 0.5 tsp baking soda / 0.5 tsp salt / 170 g butter / 100 g brown Muscovado sugar / 100 g sugar / 1 lemon (zest) / 2 eggs / 1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix in half of flour mixture, then add half of crème fraîche and mix until just combined. Repeat until all flour and crème fraîche is incorporated. Pour batter into cake pan and spread it evenly over plums. Transfer to preheated oven and bake at 175°C/350°F until a toothpick inserted into center of the cake comes out clean and center is set, approx. 40 to 50 min.
200 g crème fraîche
Cool cake in pan for no more than 10 – 15 min., then invert onto a wire cooling rack to cool before serving. Enjoy!