Plum Upside Down Cake (Vegan + GF)

Side view of a partially sliced plum upside down cake on a platter

Maintain onto your hats! This recipe takes the cake and (actually) flips it on its head. Juicy, tart plums nestle into gentle, fluffy, completely candy almond cake. You received’t wish to miss out on this plum the wrong way up cake — it’s THE summer time cake you’ve been ready for! 

Bonus? It’s vegan, gluten-free, and also you’ll want simply 10 elements. Let’s bake, pals!

Plums, cane sugar, gluten-free flours, applesauce, salt, baking powder, and almond flour

This cake begins with the the wrong way up plums! We organize sliced plums (apricots work, too!) in a round sample on the backside of a pie pan. Generously greasing the pan with vegan butter helps forestall the plums from sticking and cane sugar creates a caramelized sauciness.

Sliced plums arranged in a circular pattern in a pie pan

Subsequent, we make the cake batter. Cane sugar, vegan butter, almond milk, and applesauce are the moist elements, with optionally available almond extract giving it a pronounced almond taste! In case you love almond extract, make sure you take a look at our Gluten-Free Orange Almond Loaf Cake and Maple Almond Buckwheat Granola, too.

Using an electric mixer to combine the almond cake batter

For the dry elements, a mix of gluten-free flours (almond, potato, and brown rice) provides it a mild, cakey texture and delightful crumb. The remaining cake necessities embrace baking powder for rise and salt for taste.

Spreading gluten-free almond cake batter over sliced plums in a pie pan

After spreading the batter over the plums and baking, the fruit turns into bubbly and tender.

Freshly baked plum upside down cake with a golden brown top and bubbly fruit marking the sides of a pie pan

It’s then time to flip that cake on its head, slice, and luxuriate in!

Black plums and cane sugar next to a plate of plum upside down cake

We’re SO excited so that you can do that plum cake! It’s:

Completely candy
& SO scrumptious!

It will be an attractive brunch centerpiece or summer time dessert for internet hosting! Get pleasure from it by itself or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or coconut yogurt.

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Bite of plum almond cake on a fork with the rest of the slice on a plate behind it

Prep Time 40 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 40 minutes

Complete Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Servings 10 (Slices)

Course Dessert

Delicacies Gluten-Free, Vegan

Freezer Pleasant No

Does it maintain? 1-2 Days

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  • 2-4 ripe plums or apricots*, pitted and thinly sliced into 1/4-1/2-inch slices (sufficient to cowl the underside of the pie pan)
  • 1/2 cup natural cane sugar (plus extra for dusting pan)
  • 1/4 cup softened vegan butter (plus extra for greasing // we like Miyoko’s)
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract (optionally available)
  • 1 ½ cups almond flour (we like Wellbee’s)
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free milk (plain, unsweetened // we used almond milk)
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • 1/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Preheat your oven to 350 levels F (176 C) and grease a 9-inch pie pan generously with vegan butter. Mud the underside of the pan with 2 tablespoons of sugar.
  • Place the sliced plums within the sugar, arranging them in a round sample (see picture). Attempt to fill any giant areas with fruit.

  • In a medium mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to cream collectively the sugar and softened vegan butter for about 30 seconds on excessive. Subsequent, add applesauce and almond extract (optionally available). Beat once more on excessive velocity till mild, fluffy, and pale in coloration — about 30 seconds.
  • Add the almond flour and beat once more till the combination appears to be like like cookie dough. Add the dairy-free milk and blend on medium-low velocity till totally included. Then add potato starch, brown rice flour, baking powder, and salt. Combine on medium velocity till the entire flour is totally included.

  • Pour the cake batter on prime of the halved plums, smoothing the highest and (gently!) making certain every plum is roofed with batter. Be aware that the batter will unfold and the cake will rise because it bakes.

  • Bake the cake on the center rack of your oven for 40-50 minutes till the highest is golden brown, the plums are effervescent, and a toothpick comes out clear when inserted. Cool for 20 minutes.

  • When able to flip the cake out of its pan, use no matter cake plate you propose to serve it on. Place the cake plate backside facet up on prime of the pie pan. Fastidiously and confidently flip the cake onto the plate. Gently take away the pie plate, changing any plum that will get left behind again into the cake. Serve heat or at room temperature. The cake pairs properly with dairy-free yogurt for a morning tea or brunch cake or with vanilla ice cream for dessert!
  • Greatest when recent. Retailer leftover cake at room temperature flippantly coated for as much as 2 days.

*Plums are our most popular fruit on this recipe, however apricots are additionally scrumptious. We don’t advocate peaches as a result of they’re too candy.
*Prep time consists of letting the cake cool for 20 minutes.
*Impressed by Ina Gartin’s Plum Cake Tatin.
*Diet data is a tough estimate calculated with out optionally available elements.

Serving: 1 serving Energy: 229 Carbohydrates: 27.4 g Protein: 4.1 g Fats: 12.8 g Saturated Fats: 3.9 g Polyunsaturated Fats: 2.1 g Monounsaturated Fats: 5.5 g Trans Fats: 0 g Ldl cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 215 mg Potassium: 112 mg Fiber: 2.5 g Sugar: 14.4 g Vitamin A: 19 IU Vitamin C: 3 mg Calcium: 101 mg Iron: 0.8 mg