Plum Torte
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup unbleached flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 24 halves pitted plums or your favorite stone fruit
  • Sugar
  • Lemon juice
  • Cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream the sugar and butter in a bowl. Add the flour, baking powder, salt and eggs and beat well.
  3. Spoon the batter into a spring form pan (I use a 9 inch pan).
  4. Place the plum halves skin side up on top of the batter.
  5. Sprinkle lightly with sugar and lemon juice.
  6. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon cinnamon. (If you really like cinnamon, more won't hurt.)
  7. Bake 40-45 minutes. Remove and cool to room temperature.
Notes
If you make this with apricots, I recommend skipping the lemon juice. I find the skin of the fruit gets unpleasantly tart otherwise.

The number of plums you need depends entirely on the size of both the fruit and the pan. I recommend buying more than you think you need because you'll almost certainly want to make a second cake.
Recipe by Niconail at http://niconail.info/plum-torte-recipe/