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Tuesdays With Dorie: Dimply Plum Cake

September 23, 2008

I wasn’t going to do Dorie this week. You know, the whole fruit thing. But yesterday was my mother’s birthday — and the first day of fall — so I figured that was a good enough reason to bake, even if there was fruit involved.

Unfortunately, I decided this after I had been to the farmers market on Saturday morning. Fortunately, I had bought nectarines. So I made Dimply Nectarine Cake. And it was good.

I made it Sunday night, because the recipe said the cake was moister the next day, and moist sounded good.

Because the nectarines were considerably larger than plums, I cut them into quarters rather than halves. Oh, and I left out the orange zest, because I didn’t have any oranges, and the cardomom, just because. Other than that, I made it as written.

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Everyone really liked it. My mother and I had it plain, but it was apparently also good with ginger preserves (#1 Son):

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and Greek yogurt (Husband):

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and raspberry jelly (#2 Son, but no photo).

This was a good buffet-type cake: not too sweet, probably excellent with coffee. It wasn’t anything jaw-droppingly spectacular, but it’s an excellent recipe to have on hand when you need something a little unusual and not too labor-intensive.

If you’d like to try it yourself, Michelle will post the recipe over at Bake-En. And if you’d like to see the myriad variations that all the other TWD bakers come up with, check out the blog roll at Tuesdays With Dorie.

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. September 23, 2008 9:10 am

    The greek yogurt looks delicious with the cake and the ginger preserves. Sorry it wasn’t a favorite but it is delicious with a cup of coffee!

  2. September 23, 2008 12:03 pm

    I am with your son. The raspberry jelly sounds delish with a dimply nectarine cake. So glad you baked and enjoyed it!
    Clara @ iheartfood4thought

  3. September 23, 2008 12:13 pm

    yeah, nothing spectacular on our end, either, though those ginger preserves sound like a great accompaniment!

  4. September 23, 2008 12:51 pm

    Looks good to me! I wasn’t going to do TWD either, but hey, why not right? Thanks for sharing and I definitely prefer nectarines over plums any day. Love that ginger preserves, too. Nicely done.

  5. September 23, 2008 1:40 pm

    Wow, ginger preserves sounds fabulous with this. I’m a bit jealous.

  6. September 24, 2008 1:15 pm

    I want some ginger preserves! It looks amazing with the cake. But hmm, so does the yogurt. So, one of each, please! We loved this cake. I thought the cardamom and zest put it into another league, so you might give it a whirl next time.

  7. September 24, 2008 1:22 pm

    Ohhh I’m definitely going to have to try this with the Ginger Preserves!! What a fantastic idea – Yuuuuummy! You can also whip up some cream and dollop that to side for a rich side as well. 🙂

  8. Kelly D permalink
    September 24, 2008 2:13 pm

    I LOVE nectarines and the ginger preserves sound fabulous.

  9. Erin permalink
    September 24, 2008 9:40 pm

    Your cake looks great! I bet it was delicious with the ginger preserves!

  10. September 26, 2008 4:50 pm

    mmm, the ginger preserves sound delish… wish I had some cake left to try it with.

  11. September 27, 2008 11:31 pm

    Yum, I vote for ginger preserves AND Greek yogurt!

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