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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Upside Down Plum Cake

Serves: 6 - 8


Ingredients:

For topping:

Black Plums, ripened - 4
Granulated Sugar - 3 tablespoons
Butter - 1 tablespoon
Water - 1 teaspoon
Vanilla Extract - 1/2 teaspoon
Lemon Juice - 1/2 teaspoon

For Cake:

Ener - G (Egg Replacer) - 4 1/2 teaspoons
Warm Water - 6 tablespoons
Cake Flour - 1 3/4 cups
Baking Powder  - 1 1/2 teaspoons
Baking Soda - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
Fine Granule White Sugar - 1 cup
Soft Butter - 1/4 cup
Vanilla Extract - 1 tablespoon
Yogurt - 1/2 cup
Cooking Oil - 1/4 cup
Whole Milk - 2/3 cup

For Aid:

8" Round cake pan



Method:

  1. Shred 1 plum, discard the seed.
  2. In a sauce pan, take sugar and 1 teaspoon water. Heat it until the sugar starts caramelizing. 
  3. When the sugar turn golden brown, add shredded plum, vanilla extract and butter. Stir on medium heat until it thickens little bit. Turn off the heat.
  4. Add lemon juice, mix well. Keep aside for cooling down.
  5. Halve the remaining 3 plums, discard the seed and cut them into thin slices. Keep them aside.
  6. Preheat the oven to 250F/180C.
  7. Grease the cake pan.
  8. Now to prepare the cake batter, in a small bowl, whisk together Ener - G and warm water. Whisk thoroughly to remove any lumps. Keep aside.
  9. In another bowl, take cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar. Mix well until well combined. 
  10. Now cut the soft butter through the flour. Mix it thoroughly until you get a crumbly texture.
  11. In another bowl, mix together diluted Ener-G, vanilla extract and yogurt. Mix until well combined.
  12. Pour the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix gently until well combined. If you using an electric mixture, use medium speed while mixing.
  13. Now add milk slowly and gently mix until well combined. If using an electric mixer, use low speed.
  14. Now spread the prepared plum sauce evenly on the bottom of the cake pan,
  15. Arrange the plum slices in a circular fashion with each slice slightly overlapping the other to form one full layer.
  16. Now pour the batter on top of the plum slices.
  17. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the skewer inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  18. Remove the cake pan from the oven, turn it upside down and place it on a wire rack to cool down.
  19. Carefully unmould the cake, cut and serve.


Note: To prepare cake flour at home, from every 1 cup of All-Purpose flour, remove 2 tablespoons of flour and add 2 tablespoons of Cornflour. Mix well.

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