Tuesdays With Dorie – Dimply Plum Cake

by Jessica on September 23, 2008

Dimply Plum Cake Slice

I wasn’t that thrilled when I read this week’s TWD recipe choice, but surprisingly, I loved it when it came out of the oven. The cardamom and orange zest beautifully complemented the subtle tartness of the plum. It was really yummy… I’m just sad that there are no more slices left! This has got to be a lucky cake, because the second egg I broke open had two yolks inside. 🙂

Lucky Double Yolks

So, as chosen by Michelle of Bake-en, here is the Dimply Plum Cake…

Dimply Plum Cake

Dimply Plum Cake Slice 2

Dimply Plum Cake (pg. 40-41)
Source: Baking – From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Holly @ PheMOMenon September 23, 2008 at 1:45 am

I loved the cake, just not the fruit as much. Yours looks really wonderful!

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2 Lori September 23, 2008 at 5:56 am

I agree that the cardamom and orange zest were delicate and lovely together – the cake tasted better than i imagined. Your photos are beautiful!

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3 pamela September 23, 2008 at 6:33 am

Your cake looks fabulous and it actually reminds me of that game, Connect Four. I guess it’s the way the plums are swallowed into the cake. Anyway, I enjoyed this one, too!

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4 CB September 23, 2008 at 9:07 am

Ok that is just crazy about the 2 yolk egg thing. Its a sign! Best go buy yourself a lottery ticket woman! HAHA. Glad you enjoyed the cake!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

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5 Maria September 23, 2008 at 10:01 am

What a lovely cake. Just found your blog. I love it!

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6 Amy (Sing for your supper) September 23, 2008 at 10:43 am

Looks great! I love that first picture!!

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7 Whitney September 23, 2008 at 11:55 am

You cake looks super yummy. I used a smaller plan and bigger plums and we ate it up quite fast.

Excited for TCU/OU this weekend? I know I am!

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8 chocolatechic September 23, 2008 at 3:10 pm

Oh, yours turned out so pretty.

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9 kim September 23, 2008 at 3:55 pm

the double yolk is so cool 🙂 great job on the cake, it looks yummy!

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10 HoneyB September 23, 2008 at 6:26 pm

Love that first photo! I remember thinking it was so cool when mom cracked an egg and got a double yolk. I never have…I wonder if you have to be someone special to get one of those! 😀

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11 Tracey September 23, 2008 at 7:57 pm

Your cake looks great! I was skeptical about this week’s selection too but it was delicious!

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12 Caitlin September 23, 2008 at 8:08 pm

Two yolks?!? I feel gipped that I never end up with double yolks 🙂 The cake looks wonderful.

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13 Kayte September 23, 2008 at 8:21 pm

Your cake looks like modern art…it is just beautiful. I can so see this photo blown up and framed…really intesesting spacing and color variables and the texture is so great…yep, you are an ARTIST this week!

Looks very tasty, too!

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14 Nancy (n.o.e.) September 23, 2008 at 11:46 pm

Yep we were totally bowled over by the taste of this one. The zest and the cardamom, yum! Way to fit 12 plum halves on there!

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15 Christine September 24, 2008 at 11:26 am

Maybe the two egg yolks will bring you good luck or hit the lottery!! Your cake looks perfect!

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16 Joelen September 25, 2008 at 1:01 am

Looks so good… and your plums look so cozy nestled in that sweet batter 🙂 Here’s wish more luck comes your way with the double yolk!

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17 Rigby September 26, 2008 at 7:28 am

Looks delish 🙂 I like the serving plate 🙂

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