Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie: Dimply Plum Cake

This week's recipe was chosen by Michelle of Bake-En. I procrastinated over the weekend and ended up not making the cake until last night. I halved the recipe and made it in three individual cake pans I bought a while back. I used red plums and skipped the cardamon because I didn't have any on my spice shelf (although I probably should).
The recipe did not take long to put together. I ended up only using two plums because the pans were so small. They took about 30 minutes to bake completely. I have to be honest and say this was not my favorite recipe. It was just kind of 'meh'. I'm thinking maybe if I had used peaches or apricots and added the cardamon it would have been better. The texture was nice but the cakes were a little dry. I also wonder if my plums weren't ripe enough, they were somewhat firm.But I did appreciate the chance to make something I might not normally make and try out new recipes. Next week we're making creme brulee, which is a little intimidating but I think I'm up for the challenge.

8 comments:

Lori said...

i had the same experience - plums stayed too firm, and the cake was kind of dry (or else it was undercooked, both were going on in my cake!). and 'meh' for me too. good thing it was quick!

Prudy said...

Oh my but they're pretty, even if they were firm to taste.

The Food Librarian said...

I love the mini cakes. I made a 4" one too. Yeah, not my favorite recipe, but it was fun to make!

Steph said...

The cakes were a little dry, but at least you got that nicely browned top!

Engineer Baker said...

You ended up with quite a pretty cake, even if it wasn't your favorite!

Christine said...

My cake tasted so much better the next day. Next time I will definitely add cardamom I left it out. Your mini cakes look adorable!

ambika said...

These pics are making me hungry! Even if the plums were firm, it looks scrumptious.

Barbara said...

Cute minis! I had the same problems with the cake being too dry.