Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie: Dimply Plum Cake


I wasn't feeling the plums while shopping. I regret that. I chose white peaches instead and they were not nearly as soft and juicy as I had hoped. I don't know if that was the choice of peaches or if they weren't completely ripe yet. Chuck thought they weren't ripe enough but since I've never had white peaches, I had no way of knowing. It still turned out well enough, just not fabulous. I prefer fabulous when it comes to baking. I do love how the fruit gives the cake a very moist texture around each piece.

I substituted nutmeg for the cardamon to get a more cobbler taste. That was a good decision and it was a very nice, spicy cake. Next time I'm using yellow peaches. Chuck suggested cherries also. Since I made this at night, we topped it with some vanilla ice cream & caramel sauce. Yummo!

Thanks to Michelle for chosing this week's recipe. It's definitely one to play around with, I may even brave the plums one day.

10 comments:

Alwayzbakin said...

Looks delicious! I love the ice-cream on top!

Lori said...

not-so-good is always great when topped with ice cream and caramel sauce!!

TeaLady said...

Nutmeg! Nice idea. Ice cream! Great idea. Looks yummy!

Flourchild said...

Love the icecream photo..yum! I thought this cake rocked!

n.o.e said...

Oh, Jen, the plums are really GOOD in this recipe. But yours looks so moist and spicy - and that ice cream, yum! I just bought my first white peaches ever (trying to stretch out the peach season here!) and will be interested in seeing how they taste. The yellow peach made a good dimply cake also, but I sliced mine.
Nancy

BAKE-EN said...

Wow, vanilla ice cream and caramel! That looks incredible.

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

Good substitution with nutmeg. Cardamom is so pricey! Dorie must know people. ;)

the Spaz said...

Looks yummy! I wish I had gone with nutmeg instead of cardamom, too. By the way, how do manage to bake so much with kids AND a job?! Amazing! :)

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

This looks soooooo good. I say this all the time, but if I had the time I'd be all over TWD!!

I haven't tried her chocolate cupcake recipe yet. But I know I'll conquer her entire book by the time I'm 80!!

Barbara said...

Caramel sauce and ice cream -- must remember that for my next only so-so cake!