This is the perfect recipe for this week, when I feel in between summer and fall.  Any cake that uses fresh fruit feels summery to me, but the warm spices and dark glaze feel perfect for a fall cake.
This was pretty good the next day, but like most cakes, best the day of. 
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk
5 medium plums, halved, pitted, & cut into eighths (I used 8 small)
1 cup sliced almonds
2 T flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1 1/2 T butter, melted
2 T butter, cut in pieces
3 T brown sugar
3 T heavy cream
big pinch of salt
1/4 tsp vanilla
Make the streusel:
Combine all the streusel ingredients in a bowl, tossing with a fork until mixed.  Set aside.
Make the cake:
Combine the butter and sugar with a hand mixer or in a stand mixer with a paddle.
Beat 3-5 minutes, until light and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time, beating until well mixed.
Mix in the vanilla and buttermilk, then the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt.  Mix until well combined.
Butter the bottom and sides of a 9 inch springform pan.  Scrape the batter into the pan and smooth the top with a spatula.  Arrange the sliced plums on top of the batter in an even layer and gently press in.
Sprinkle streusel on top.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool cake completely.  To release from the pan, run a small knife around the side of pan first.
Make the glaze:
Combine the butter, brown sugar, cream, and salt in a small saucepan and heat over medium high heat and bring to a boil.  As soon as it boils, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 1 minute.
Remove from heat and cool, then stir in vanilla.
Spoon over the cake, letting it drip down the sides.
Serve cake warm or at room temp.
Store leftovers well wrapped at room temp for up to 4 days. (Best day of)
Recipe Source: adapted from Ready For Dessert by David Lebovitz
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


  1. Very last likelihood to e-book journey to Brazil for
    the 2014 World Cup! Normal flights, the two into and close to the sprawling region,
    are almost offered out in the course of the World Cup dates of June twelve
    – July 13. This indicates it is time for airlines to
    announce how a lot of furtherthey will be operating for supporters to get to the twelve host
    cities FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) — A southern Brazilian town will host matches in the
    course of this year’s World Cup despite significant difficulties in the renovation of a stadium
    that put it on the brink of turning into the first venue ever to be kicked out since of delays, FIFA Secretary Basic Jerome Valcke said Tuesday.

join the conversation