It’s Summertime in Sonoma County!

It’s summertime in Sonoma County which means we have plums! Thank you to  Farm to Pantry for gleaning some amazing plums for  Sonoma Family Meal all of which is helping us Feed our Frontline. Chef Heather teaches us how to make this delicious plum upside down cake. Grab some Santa Rosa plums this weekend and make this at home. For more information about Sonoma Family Meal, visit sonomafamilymeal.org

Plum Upside-Down Cake Adapted from Bon Appetit Magazine

Ingredients
12 Tbl unsalted butter, room temperature
1 C packed light brown sugar
1 Tbl honey
6 large plums, halved, pitted, each half cut into 6 wedges
1 ½ C all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
1 C sugar
2 large eggs
½ tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp almond extract
½ C milk

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Stir 6 Tbl butter, brown sugar, and honey in a medium pan over low heat until butter melts and sugar and honey dissolve forming thick, smooth paste. Transfer to 9 inch round cake pan.
3. Arrange plums in concentric circles on top of sauce.
4. Mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl.
5. Using electric mixer, beat remaining 6 Tbl butter until light and fluffy. Add sugar and beat until creamy.
6. Add eggs and extracts and beat until fluffy.
7. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk, mixing until just combined.
8. Spoon batter evenly over plums.
9. Bake cake until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. About 1 hour.
10.Transfer to rack and cool in pan 30 minutes.
11.Using knife, cut around pan sides to loosen cake. Place platter on top of cake pan and invert. Place platter on work surface. Let stand 5 minutes. Gently lift off pan. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

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