Do you remember the ripe, sweet smell of plums in summer time? When I was a kid, I grew up at a small farm. We had plenty of fruit trees and I just loved to pluck fresh plums from our old, gnarled plum trees. The taste of the sun-dried plums was just amazing. There was this full, sweet taste with a slightly sour element to these plums which still reminds me of the warm and sun-filled summers of my childhood.
My mum used to bake a cake every Saturday afternoon for my siblings and me. Often, this would be a plum sheet cake. And we just loved it. The sweet and at the same time sour taste of the plums harmonized perfectly with the sweetness of the cake. Eating the still warm plum cake outdoors, in the hot summer sun, with whipped cream and and a glass of cold milk, was a treat for us like no other.
Today, with my whole family gone gluten-free, I want to provide the same feeling of endless summer to my kids. Enjoy your very juicy gluten-free plum cake!
1 cup [US] = 235 ml = 16 tablespoons (TBS)
TBS = tablespoon = 15 ml
tsp. = teaspoon = 5 ml
1 stick of butter = 1/2 cup = 113 g (= 4 oz. = 8 TBS. = 24 tsp.)
1 pound (lb.) = 0.454 kilograms (kg) = 454 grams (g)
1 ounce (oz.) = approx. 28 grams (g)
1 inch (in or “) = 2.54 centimeters (cm)