Every summer or fall when plums are in season, I make plum cake. Today I used Roberta's recipe, which came out very good, so here it is:
Roberta's Plum Cake
1 stick margarine or butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
12 purple plums
Lemon juice [or vanilla]
Cinnamon and sugar mixture
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter a 9" baking dish. Slice plums and mix with lemon juice [or vanilla] and cinnamon mixture.
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, then dry ingredients. Spread batter in prepared pan, place plums on top, and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour -- check at 45 min.
I often make other recipes for plum cake and similar cake with other fruit. In August when I was in Virginia and also in 2007, I made my mother's recipe. My sister made a friend's recipe in 2008. For related recipes see: More on Plums, Elaine's Plum Cake, Polish Peach and Apricot Cake from a New Cookbook, and Plum Cake