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plum  upsidedown cake




300g stoned halved plums

150 g sugar

dash water




200 g plain flour

½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp baking powder

2 large eggs

125 g  sugar

200 ml milk

75 ml vegetable oil

Using a pan that is suitable for both hob and oven, approx 22cm across; heat the topping ingredients gently until the sugar has dissolved and the juices begin to run. Set aside


Preheat the oven to 200/180 fan.


Sieve  the  flour, bicarbonate of soda, and baking powder together.


Mix the remaining ingredients together, then pour into the dry ingredients and stir quickly.  Pour over the plum mixture, - it will look very juicy and you will think ‘this has gone wrong!’ - but keep going, and try to cover the plums with the batter.   Then put the pan into the oven and cook for 30 minutes.


Let the cake cool in the pan, (but not too much or it will stick) then place a plate over the top and invert.