I'm so glad I have friends that eat as much as I do. Today Lanie came over and obviously I was in the kitchen. I was also really hungry, which is a bad thing to be before baking, so I decided to pull out some cookie dough from the fridge and munch on it while making the batter for this cake. Lanie, of course, did the same.
Then the batter was finished and we put the cake in the oven. Lanie couldn't pull herself away from the cookie dough, so I asked if she just wanted me to whip up a batch in the oven. She looked at me, her bod not wanting to say yes but her sweet tooth screaming DUH. The sweet tooth won.
So at this point we had a cake and some cookie dough in the oven, and of course we left a bit of dough out to eat right then.
By the time Rose came over the cake was finished and we all helped ourselves to a big slice.
Then Lanie ate more cookies.
It was hillarious.
We sat around and talked like good friends do. I'm not going to include the part where I got sugared out and fell asleep a couple hours later, so this is where I stop...
For the cake:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
6 ounces sour cream (or plain yogurt)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the upside down:
1 large plum
1/2 cup regular oats (not instant!)
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
small pinch of cloves
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon4 teaspoons unsalted butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan, set aside.
Cut your plum into slivers, about 12 to each half. Place in a circular pattern on the bottom of the greased pan.
Melt the 4 tablespoons of butter in a small pan and mix with the brown sugar until the sugar granules are gone. Take off heat and add in the oats. Pour the entire mixture over the plums (mixture will be thick, feel free to spread it out to coat the pan evenly with a metal spoon).
In a large bowl, mix the butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and sour cream until blended. In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking soda and powder, and salt. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, stirring the entire time as to prevent lumps from forming. Pour the batter over the plum and oatmeal in the cake pan.
Bake for about 25 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean!
Recipe by me!