Sunday, August 8, 2010
HCB: Plum & Blueberry Upside Down Torte
This is one of those easy cakes that is bound to impress. It is very similar to the Apple Upside Down cake - except yummier! As I read the ingredients, I know I am going to like this cake. It's a no-brainer. Plum - YUM! Blueberries - more YUM. Caramel!!! Super YUM.
The recipe is super easy to put together. The hardest part is waiting for the sugar syrup to become caramel. Even if you put your stove on to high it can take 10 minutes.
Once the sugar caramelized, pour it into the baking pan that's been sprayed with non-stick baking oil.
Next, place the plum and blueberries on top of the caramel in a somewhat decorative pattern.
Then combine all the dry ingredients in the food processor. I hesitated when I read this, because sometimes, depending on what Rose said, I skipped the food processor step. Upon reading further, I discovered that this recipe only tells you to use food processor. No KA mixer. No mixing bowl. No extra tools required.
WOHOO! *Jenn is jumping up and down in the kitchen *
This recipe is officially downgraded to be super duper easy :))!
Once the dry ingredients are well mixed, mix in the butter, then the eggs and vanilla.
Finally, dump it into the pan and bake. Mine finished in 40 minutes.
This cake is so awesomely good. I love the slight tartness of the blueberries and it's well balanced with the sweetness of plum and the caramel taste. I love cakes with any fruit and this one definitely met my expectation :).