With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Plum Blueberry Upside Down Cake

Monday, August 2, 2010

Plum Blueberry Upside Down Cake

Looking to use some plums ripening on the counter, I searched and found this
very colorful upside down cake recipe.
Thinly sliced plums surround a center of blueberries.
Just the right amount of sweetness from the fruit and glazed topping for the lovely tender cake.  I baked it in the suggested 9-inch pan and placed the pan on a cookie sheet because the batter seemed a bit high.  The cake did not spill over the rim but it came close.

Plum Blueberry Upside Down Cake 


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons margarine
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup margarine
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 black plums, pitted and thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup blueberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch cake pan. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. In the prepared pan, combine 3 tablespoons margarine and brown sugar. Place pan inside the preheated oven until the margarine melts and begins to bubble. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the 1/3 cup margarine and 1 cup white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing just until incorporated.
  3. Arrange plums around the edges of the prepared pan, overlapping slightly. Distribute the blueberries in the center. Pour batter into prepared pan, covering fruit completely. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool 15 minutes before serving.                                                                                                             Amount Per Serving (12)  Calories: 229 | Total Fat: 8.8g | Cholesterol: 19mg

No, that's not fuzzy blueberries, just frost from berries taken from the freezer for a photo :)


Julie Harward said...

That looks plum good! Well, somebody had to say that right?! LOL It looks so good, thanks! :D

Snap said...

this looks sooooooo good. yummy. tummy growling!!!!!!

Mildred said...

That is really pretty and sounds so good. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Hope you'll have a good week Lorraine.

Olga said...

Looks fantastic!

Jennifurla said...

This looks so pretty

Ciao Chow Linda said...

What a scrumptious looking cake. Bookmarking this to make in the future.

oneshotbeyond said...

beautiful job on this!

Anonymous said...

That looks scrumptious!!! I was thinking about doing a version of your cake, but using strawberries & blackberries instead with a little bit of peach.

I was wondering would it be possible to substitute margarine for butter?

Pretty. Good. Food. said...

This looks delicious! Your photographs are beautiful!
I'd love for you to check out my blog and let me know what you think! www.prettygoodfood.com
Thanks and Happy Cooking!

The Lucky Wife @ The Saturday Evening Pot said...

I think upside down cakes are becoming a favorite dessert for me. Never had a big sweet tooth, but I do love fruity desserts. This one looks delicious.


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