Upside Down Plum Cake

Serves 8-10

500g brown sugar
250 g soft, unsalted butter, chopped
12-15 plums, halved and stoned
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
250 g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
160 ml cream

Combine 300 g brown sugar with 120 g butter in a heavy-based saucepan and stir over low heat until well combined and smooth. Remove from the heat and pour into a well-greased, round, 26cm cake tin, spreading evenly. Place the plum halves on top, cut-side down.

Using an electric mixer, beat the remaining butter with remaining sugar in a bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each, then stir in vanilla. Sift combined flour and baking powder into a bowl with a pinch of salt. Fold dry ingredients into butter mixture, add cream and mix well.

Spoon mixture over plums and bake at 175°C for about 45-60 minutes, or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Stand in tin for 5 minutes before turning out on a plate.

Serve with creme fraiche.

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