This was a great way to use up the excess plums at this time of year! My MIL's tree had a huge crop this year! Find the recipe here!
12 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 medium plums, halved, pitted &, halved
1 cup sugar
lemon zest, grated
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups Self Raising flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
Place 6 tablespoons of melted butter in 9" round cake pan, add brown sugar and spread evenly on bottom.
Arrange plums around the pan
In large bowl, cream remaining butter with sugar and lemon zest, add egg and beat until combined.
In medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder& salt.
Add 1/3rd of flour mixture to butter mixture, alternating with the milk until all used up.
Pour batter into cake pan and spread evenly over plums.
Bake until a toothpick inserted in centre of the cake comes out clean- about 50 minutes.
Let cool 10 minutes, then invert onto plate.
Serve with pouring cream