Eggless Plum Upside Down Cake

Today when we were already in celebration mood at home, this news came in as a surprise. I got to know from few of my friends about the photo of Soya Golmatol that I had messaged to Sanjeev Kapoor was selected and featured on SK FB page which you can check here. I was on cloud nine and fully excited! Thought to share this news with all my friends and readers here on Flavors n' Colors along with this virtual visual treat. :)

Few months back, I had prepared an eggless cake inspired from Anushruti's preparation here and followed her recipe exactly. The outcome was a very delicious cake. This time I decided to go with same recipe but wanted to try upside down cake. My search bought me at myjhola as Sai too had followed Anushruti's recipe so without any delay I picked up the plums sitting in the fruit basket and baked upside down cake. Kids thorougly enjoyed and all got finished the day itself :D


1 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
170 gms sugar
1/2 cup custard powder
1 cup milk [250 ml]
100 gms butter
1/4 cup oil  [I tried it after reading about using oil + butter by Chef Tarla Dalal's in her eggless cake recipe, also I didn't have another stick of butter so thought to use oil for that extra 50 gms butter]
1 tbsp castor sugar
The original recipe says to sprinkle 1 tsp of cinnamon and add 1 tsp of vanilla extract, but here I forgot to do so [accidental adaptation can we say that ? ;)]


You can choose to bake the whole quantity of batter in one tin itself. Below I note down what I did for this attempt. Grease two small springform pans. Spread the plum slices in single layer and sprinkle some castor sugar. I used one more heart shaped tin, greases it and sprinkled some flour. Tap to remove the extra flour. Keep the pans aside. 

Heat the milk in a vessel. Mix sugar and stir it until it dissolves. Keep it aside and allow it to cool to room temperature. Once it cools down add custard powder gradually and mix it gently with a whisk. Add in the butter [at room temperature] + oil [ I experimented with this ingredient, you can choose to use butter itself] and mix again.

Meanwhile preheat the oven to 180 degrees C for 10 mins. Sieve the flour, baking powder and soda together and take it in a big bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry one and mix it well with a whisk until there are no lumps. Divide the batter into two portions. The first half of the batter goes into the springform pans till half the height of the pan. For the remaining batter, I added chopped plum chunks and later put it into greased and dusted heart shaped pan. Place all the cake pans in preheated oven  and bake it for about 35-40 mins or until a skewer comes out clean. [Exact time may vary depending on your oven, so keep a watchful eye on your cake and check for its doneness]. Allow the cake to cool for 5 mins in the pan and transfer it to a wire rack for further cooling. Slice it and serve them. 

Happy Baking !

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  1. such pretty cakes aparna....they have come out soo neat...awesome indeed :) loved that first picture of the plums.. :)

    1. @Jayashri : the cake did come out nice...but i was not happy abt the plum design,,,hopefully next time,, thnks for ur lovely comments dear,,me too liked the first pic though there is still lots room for improvement

  2. I am drooling at these clicks the cakes look delicious .Thanks for sending them to Lets cook sweet treats for Valentines at

    1. thnks Nayna Kanabar for accepting this sweet treat,,, happy hosting !

  3. I feel like taking the cake right away and eat it..It looks delicious.