Plum Upside Down Cake (GF, RSF, Lactose Free)
Have you ever purposely purchased ugly produce? In our grocery stores you probably have never been given the chance to because grocery stores have cosmetic standards on what food “should” look like. Did you know over 2 billion pounds of produce goes to waste on farms because of this? Who cares what food looks like, as long as it tastes good, right?
So when I saw Imperfect Produce was delivering to Boston I jumped on this opportunity. I received this HUGE package FILLED with tons of ugly produce. But in all honesty, the plums featured in this post looked perfectly plummy to me. Like, I don’t know why a grocery store wouldn’t accept them? Either way, my husband plunged his hand into the box, stole a plum, and I was left over with three more plums. I ate one, and decided to bake this STUNNING plum upside down cake. That is also gluten free, lactose free and refined sugar free.
No, this cake was so freakin’ good - moist, sweet, delicious. I have no choice but to create a recipe strictly dedicated to the cake as I think it will be the perfect base to any cake dessert. Think: birthday cake, cupcakes, cake pops, etc.
Needless to say, this was the best package I ever received. And I get a lot of packages (embarrassed by my Amazon shopping cart). My favorite thing about this package? I didn’t know exactly what would be included in the contents of it. It was so fun to kinda play a little GGG (Guys Grocery Games) with all the items to use up in recipes for the next week.
And I bring to you …. Plum Upside Down cake. These pictures are GORG!
You’ll need …
8” cake pan
2 small plums
1/8 c honey
1 Tbsp melted butter
3 eggs, separated yolks and whites
1 c almond flour
1/2 c oat flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cardamom
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 c honey
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 c yogurt
2 Tbsp butter
What to do …
Preheat oven to 350*. Line the cake pan with parchment paper, and spray or use coconut oil to grease the edges of the pan.
Slice the plums evenly and place into a small bowl.
Melt the butter and honey together, then gently fold the plums into the mixture. Carefully line the bottom of the pan with the plums and bake for 10 minutes.
Separate the eggs, and begin to whip the egg whites until soft white peaks form.
While the egg whites are whipping, add almond flour, oat flour, spices, baking and salt in a large bowl and whisk gently until combined.
In a small bowl, whisk together 2 egg yolks, honey, vanilla extract, yogurt and butter.
Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry. Once incorporated, gently fold in the whipped egg whites.
Pour mixture into cake pan, on top of the plums.
Bake for 20-30 minutes. Or longer depending on your oven. Every oven is different so keep a good eye on it. Once you start smelling the delectable aroma of this cake, you know it’s close to being done.