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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.


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


and Greek yogurt (Husband):


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.

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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