Use up those stone fruits before the pumpkin takes over! No really. It's coming. The Halloween aisle is up and poppin' at your local Walgreens.

plum cake


1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

pinch of salt

10-12 small plums, halved and pitted

juice of one lemon

2 teaspoons cinnamon

2 tablespoons granulated sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-inch pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar using an electric mixer. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in flour, baking power and salt until just combined and no streaks remain.
  3. Spoon batter into prepared pan, smoothing the top. Arrange plums on top of batter. Sprinkle with lemon juice, then cinnamon and sugar. 
  4. Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

Recipe via Smitten Kitchen