Not Betty's Upside Down Plum Cake

Not Betty's Upside Down Plum Cake Recipe

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Betty Bramanis


This was given to me from a dear friend. She had served this at an event and I asked for the recipe - it was amazing and presents so beautifully. Perfect for impressing guests!

Best made when FRESH plums are in season.

This cake cooks long and slow. Delicious and moist with a hint of cinnamon and dotted with flaked almonds through out and surprisingly easy to make. Serve warm or at room temp. with lashings of freshly whipped cream!


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12 slices
15 Min
1 Hr 20 Min


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    1 tablespoon brown sugar
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    6 large ripe plums, halved & stones removed
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    8 oz/225g butter, softened
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    3/4 cup super fine sugar - caster
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    1/2 cup extra brown sugar
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    2 teasppons vanilla
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    3 eggs, at room temp.
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    1 cup flour
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    3/4 cup self raising flour
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    1 teaspoon bicarb
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    1 teaspoon cinnamon
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    1/2 cup flaked almonds
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    2 tablespoons milk

How to Make Not Betty's Upside Down Plum Cake


  1. Pre-heat oven to 275oF/140oC.
    Grease a 9 inch (22cm) deep round cake tin and line the base well with baking paper.
  2. Sprinkle the 1 tablespoon of brown sugar over the base of the tin. Arrange the plums over the top. Set aside while you make the cake batter.
  3. In a large bowl beat the sugar, extra brown sugar and the butter together. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition and the vanilla.
  4. Sift the flours, bicarb and cinnamon. Fold into the buttery mix with the almonds and milk until just mixed - don't over mix!
  5. Carefully arrange spoonfuls over the plums and carefully use a fork or a dessert spoon to spread evenly over the plums. The mixture will be quite thick - this is right.
  6. Bake in the prepared oven for 80 minutes. Test with a skewer, it should come out clean. Cool in the tin for a full 15 minutes. Carefully turn out onto a serving plate. Cool on the plate until you are ready to serve.

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About Not Betty's Upside Down Plum Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Australian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian Soy Free

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