September 23, 2008

TWD: Dimply Plums

Dimply. I think of Christopher and his wonderful smile. What a handsome boy I have. That is what I think of when I think of dimply. But Dorie gave me another thing to think of when I hear that word. Dimply Plum Cake.

Michelle of Bake-en selected, Dimply Plum Cake on page 41of Dorie's Baking cookbook. This is a beautiful cake. I think it was the most photogenic of all recipes I have made since joining TWD. I thought it tasted just fine, but I probably won't be making it again unless it is for my parents (who took the cake home with them). Chris and Grumpy just are not fruit in your cake kind of people and I could not eat the whole thing by myself. My dad however, was tickled pink to get this cake as his statement was "I love plums!" Funny, I never knew that about my dad!

I did sprinkle some Wilton white sparkling sugar on top for looks

I think instead of any more words, I will leave you with the a few more photos I took of this cake. Let the pictures do the talking! Don't forget to check out the TWD blogroll to see other creations of this cake!

Look at those dimples!





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38 comments:

PheMom said...

Your cake looks really wonderful! I sprinkled sugar on top too - it ended up being my favorite part.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

sure looks good! i bet your dad would love it if you made it again!!

Marthe said...

I love your cake, it looks very dimply! My cake 'grew' over the plums while baking, so most of were hidden....

recipes2share said...

delicious - doesn't the sprinkled sugar look really effective too!

Lori said...

all the photos are great...but that 2nd one, looks like juicy fruit tucked into a big cozy bed. it made me smile.

n.o.e said...

My, those are some deep dimples you have in that cake! It's so puffy and beautiful, and you have lots of jammy plums - yummy!
Nancy

Barbara Bakes said...

I never would have thought of putting plums in a cake. Looks tasty!

Prudy said...

That is one pretty cake, and I love your sweet associations for the word dimply. Love your new mellow cream pumpkin header.

Jules Someone said...

Looks delicious! I should have used sugar on the top.

Flourchild said...

I sprinkled the crystal sugar on top too. Your looks so pretty and sparkly! Your cake is lovely!

Peggy said...

Of course I didn't think of sprinkling with sugar! I liked it better the day after baking it. Your cake looks great!

Jamie said...

Beautiful cake and dimples! :)

Anne said...

Your plums look perfect all lined up and ready to bake! I love the sugar on top, too. Nice job!

Cathy said...

Wow, your cake even looked great before you baked it!! And your baked cake is a vision! I love your idea of adding sugar to the top -- not only does that look pretty, but I bet it would add a nice bit of extra sweetness, which would have been welcome in my cake, anyway, as the plums had a slightly bitter taste when baked. How fun that your dad got to enjoy the finished product!

Pam said...

Wow. This looks absolutely amazing! I love the addition of sugar on top. The photos turned out beautiful.

Do you want to come to my house...I'll make dinner and you make dessert?

Di said...

Lovely pictures. I particularly like the second one, of the batter before you baked it. Nice job!

TeaLady said...

CAke looks nice and fluffy. Great job. Great pics.

Natashya said...

Great photos! Your cake looks delish, glad Papa Bear loved it so.

noble pig said...

OMG it's beautiful...seriously. Your pics are great!

Laura said...

What a gorgeous cake. I'm glad your parents were there to appreciate it!

Laura said...

Your cake looks fantastic! I wasn't sure at first what Dorie meant by "dimply", but after reading about yours, I understand! Wish I'd thought of the sugar, so smart!

farida said...

Your cake looks so good! I've been looking at this recipe in Dorie's book for ages. Seeing it on so many blog encourages me to make it soon:)

CB said...

ooohhh I love the raw sugar on top! What a purdy addition! Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Tammie said...

Wow, your pictures turned out gorgeous! Great job!

Bria said...

Your plums look so different to the ones here in Australia! Ours are a really dark purple and the flesh isnt like a peach- its quite watery and grainy. Maybe it's a different variety or something? Your cake looks so nice and moist!

Jenny said...

Wow Shelby! Talk about perfection over here! Really nice job!

Melissa said...

Your cake looks awesome! Makes me want a bite!

Kayte said...

OMW, this looks so good...and you sent it out of the house??? Well, at least it went to a deserving soul who loves plums! Great job.

The Food Librarian said...

Very yummy! The sprinkled sugar topping is brilliant!!

Mary Ann said...

It looks wonderful and it is always nice when there is someone who would really love it if you made it again! Beautiful!

Shandy said...

Your dimply plum cake looks delicious! That is so cute that you learned something new about your Dad =).

Mine flopped but my plums were "way" to big. Maybe next time.

Cristine said...

Looks great!!!

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Engineer Baker said...

What a beautiful cake, and I'm glad your dad loves plums. Great idea to use the sugar - it makes everything so sparkly!

Pamela said...

Fabulous pictures that are speaking LOUD and CLEAR!! Great job. I was really surprised by how much we enjoyed this one.

Jacque said...

Wow, yours turned out perfect! I love the two-toned plums in the baked cake.

Well, now you know what to bake for dad when he comes, lol.

Zoe said...

That looks delicious...your plums look great haha. I like that since you put your plums close together, the cake inbetween them looks like diamonds.

kim said...

your cake looks soo tasty! i like the decorative sugar you used on top :)

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