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Vegan Dumpster Plum Cake

plums1I dumpstered a bunch of plums, but I knew we wouldn’t eat them all so I made an upside-down plum cake to use them up. The cake turned out pretty well but next time I’ll definitely use a bigger pan. If I’d used a wider pan I would have been able to fit in more plums and the cake would have cooked more evenly. As it was, it took forever for the middle to bake completely. Baking never has been my strong point…

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 c flour
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 c any kind of juice (or water)
  • 1/3 c oil
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • as many dumpster plums as you can fit in the pan, pitted and sliced

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, combine oil, vinegar, and juice. For mine I used some blueberry/pomegranate juice that my friend bought and didn’t like. It made the batter an awesome pink color.

Quickly mix wet ingredients into dry, stirring quickly to combine ingredients well and get out the big lumps.


Arrange fruit slices on bottom of pan.

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Pour into pan on top of the fruit.

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Bake for 25-35 minutes or until golden on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Baking time will depend on pan size. Let it rest for at least half an hour before you attempt to invert it onto a plate.

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