Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
- 3/4 cup (150 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 3/4 cup (150 g) sugar
- 4 eggs, separated
- 3 1/3 cups (400 g) flour
- A pinch of salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 3/4 pounds (800 g) plums, blanched, peeled, and pitted
- More butter and flour for the pan
Preparation:Preheat your oven to 360 F (180 C)
Cream the butter and the sugar. Lightly beat the yolks and work them into the creamed butter. Next work the flower into the mixture, a handful at a time.
Beat the whites to snowy peaks and fold them into the mixture with the baking powder and the salt. Turn the mixture out into a buttered, floured 9-inch (22 cm) round baking pan and stand the pitted, peeled plums upright in it, arranging them in the pattern you most prefer. Bake the cake for 50 minutes.