Saturday, July 23, 2011

Plum Skillet Cake

by Martha Stewart

  • (Printable Recipe)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for skillet
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for skillet
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Coarse salt
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk*
  • 2 ripe medium plums, thinly sliced
Preheat oven to 375F degrees

Butter an 8-inch ovenproof skillet - preferably a cast iron

Dust with flour, set aside.

Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and 1/2 tsp. salt

Beat butter and 3/4 cup of sugar in mixing bowl on medium speed until pale and fluffy

Add flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with buttermilk

Pour batter into prepared skillet and smooth top with an offset spatula (I was too lazy to look for mine so I used a regular spatula)

Fan plums on top

 sprinkle with remaining  2 tablespoons sugar

Bake for 35 - 40 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Let cool slightly

Doesn't it look delish????

What a perfect way to end our delicious dinner than with a delicious dessert.  I bought some plums at our local grocery store because I saw a plum dessert on the 'net somewhere.  When I got back home and looked for that recipe, I couldn't find it.  Frustrated because I didn't feel like spending all afternoon looking for this certain recipe, I went ahead and "put my Martha on" and found this recipe on her website within a matter of seconds.  I had just about everything and it looked simple and quick enough. * I didn't have buttermilk but I learned this tip a while back that if you add a tablespoon of white vinegar to your milk it makes a great substitute.  This cake is very light, the plums gave it a fruity taste but not overpowering.  I'm sure it would taste wonderful with a scoop of ice cream or with a dollop of whip cream or just plain.  I enjoyed it with my cup of coffee savoring every bite and sip.
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  1. This is a gorgeous dessert! I love the texture of the cake! Fabulous.
    I will certainly try this cake in a cast iron skillet!
    Thank you for bringing this great sweet treat to ON THE MENU MONDAY! I am sure there will be many readers dusting off their cast iron skillets!

  2. Looks delicious! I've never made a skillet cake. This I'll have to try. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  3. Hi and thanks for stopping by my post about our recent trip to Ireland. I wanted you to know that I will be posting more pics and information about the trip as we visited many gorgeous places off of the regular touristy spots. This plum cake looks yummy and easy, thanks for sharing!

    Ciao, bella! xxoo

  4. What a beautiful blog that you have here; I spotted you chez Nana and something attracted me here; glad I came. Love this recipe and a keeper.

  5. What a great Plum Skillet Cake, it looks delicious. Thanks for sharing and hope you are having a great day!
    Miz Helen


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