Michelle of Bake-en selected Dimply Plum Cake for this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie. I have seen this cake around before when Helen made it and also again at the Smitten Kitchen, plus many other blogs including a chocolate version from Palachinka. Needless to say, it has made me curious.
We all know what a not-so-closet baked fruit hater I am (thought TWD has made me branch out and I do like some things a bit more than I used to). Anyway, it will come as no surprise that I wasn’t a huge fan of this recipe – it is definitely just my taste though and not the recipe (though the husband – who is a baked fruit fan – didn’t like it either – he wished I had sliced the plums thinner than just halved). I thought the cake part was good – great texture and flavor – I used dark brown sugar in mine and topped it with some turbinado for that sweet crunch I love.
I did love how the plums baked up with their sweet jamminess (is that even a word?) – but the huge pieces of plum (and our plums must’ve been quite a bit bigger than the ones Dorie uses because I couldn’t fit as many as the recipe called for) were just too much for us. I probably will try this again with some other fruit options – and perhaps even the plums again, but will most likely slice the fruit in the future.