Upside Down Plum Passionfruit Cake

December 14, 2014
2 Ratings
Photo by Sylvie @ Roamingtaste
  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Cook time 50 minutes
  • Serves 10
Author Notes

Upside cakes are one of those easy pretty cakes and this one has very little flour and a spiced passionfruit syrup to accompany the plums. —Sylvie Taylor @ Roamingtaste

What You'll Need
  • Syrup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons superfine/caster sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 passionfruit pulp
  • Cake
  • 60 grams butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup superfine/caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 cup polenta
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 plums, sliced into 1/8 slices and pit removed
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and greaseproof your cake tin.
  2. Place the water, sugar and clove into a saucepan on medium heat, until the sugar has dissolved, allowing to simmer for approximately 3 minutes. Remove the clove and add the passionfruit pulp and allow to simmer for a further 3 minutes.
  3. Pour into your cake tin and smooth out evenly and lay the sliced plums down into the syrup around the baking tin. Set aside.
  4. Meanwhile, place the butter and sugar into a bowl and beat until combined. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and whip until well combined and fluffy.
  5. Add the salt and Greek yogurt and fold until well combined and smooth.
  6. Add the almond flour, polenta, plain flour, baking soda and baking powder and fold through until the batter is smooth.
  7. Pour on top of the plums and spread out evenly.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown on top and a skewer comes out clean in the center.
  9. Remove and allow to cool for 5 minutes before flipping over onto a plate.
  10. Allow to cool.
  11. Serve with a little whipped cream or Greek yogurt if you wish.

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