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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