Summer is in full swing, and there is nothing better after a hot day than to relax with a piece of delicious gluten free upside-down cake! It’s sweet with plump plums and a moist tender cake. Serve it at parties, barbecues, and potlucks, and it will disappear quickly!
You are going to fall in love with every bite of these ripe plums. They add so much flavor and go perfectly with the sugary sweet cake. If you love desserts as much as we do, don’t forget to check out all of my delicious gluten free dessert recipes.
Our plum tree has been producing an abundance of ripe, juicy plums this summer! We are super excited because in the past the squirrels get to them before we get to enjoy any fruit. So not only am I really excited to share some awesome plum recipes, I am even more excited to eat them.
When baking gluten free, there can be a bit of a learning curve in the beginning. Don’t let that scare you because once you get the hang of it, you will be making the most amazing baked goods and recipes. Take a look at How To Eat Gluten Free Anywhere + Gluten Free Diet Tips to help you out.
Our little plum tree is in a happy spot in our backyard. This is just a few branches because our tree grew like crazy in just a few months. I am going to have to prune it a lot in January because the branches are really thin and tall.
Just wait because I will be making a lot of plum recipes in the next week as we can’t give enough of our plums away…so stay tuned!
Are you ready to make this cake? Please know if you don’t have fresh plums, there are so many other fruits you can substitute!!
This gluten free upside-down cake is really versatile. You can trade out the plums for other fruits if you want. Here are some ideas to try:
- Gluten free flour blend
- Coconut oil
- Non-dairy milk
- Powdered sugar (optional)
How to make this gluten free upside-down cake:
Add all of your dry ingredients to a bowl and whisk to blend.
Now, add your wet ingredients to the bowl and whisk.
Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix.
This is what your gluten free cake batter will look like. Now to prep the plums and pan. Cut your plums in half, remove the seed.
How many plums does this recipe call for?
How many plums you use will depend on the size of your plums. Our plums are tiny so I need to use a lot more. Store-bought plums tend to be a lot larger and so you will need fewer to cover the bottom of the pan.
I used a springform pan for this recipe but you can use any cake pan. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper. This will help you when it comes time to remove your cake from the pan.
Pour the cake batter over the plums and spread it around to evenly cover the plums. Bake at 350F degrees for 45 minutes.
When the cake is baked, remove it from the oven. I loosened the sides of the springform pan to allow it to cool faster. Next, put a plate over the top of the cake and flipped the cake over. Remove the bottom of the springform pan, then slowly (very slowly!) peel off the parchment paper. *Optional dust the cake with powdered sugar.
Questions and Answers to Help you Make this Recipe:
What Is Upside-Down Cake?
Basically, an upside-down cake is when the cake itself is baked on the bottom of a baking pan and the then a layer of fruit is on top. When it’s time to serve the upside-down cake, you usually flip it so the cake is on top, and the fruit is on the bottom.
How Do You Know When Upside-Down Cake Is Done Baking?
You will know when this gluten free upside-down cake is done when you insert a toothpick in the center, and it comes out clean. As the cake bakes, you will notice the sides start coming away from the pan as well.
Do I Need To Refrigerate Gluten Free Upside-Down Cake?
Most upside-down cake recipes should be refrigerated after they have completely cooled. The cake will last around 3 days in the fridge. If you prefer it to be warm, you can always toss it in the microwave for 20-30 seconds.
Can I Freeze Upside-Down Cake?
Yes, you can freeze this plum cake recipe. After it has cooled entirely, wrap it with plastic wrap or tin foil. Then place in an airtight container and put in the freezer it will last around 1 month.
If you love this gluten free plum cake, then you should try some of my other gluten free cakes. Here are my favorites:
- Irresistible Gluten Free Caramel Apple Cake
- How To Make A Creamy Gluten Free Apple Cake
- Gluten Free Orange Almond Flour Cake
- Homemade Gluten Free Lemon Bundt Cake With Lemon Icing
(*See post about how many plums to use. It will completely depend on the size of your plums.) There are affiliate links in my posts. This doesn't change the cost you pay for an item, it just means a tiny commission comes to Fearless Dining to help offset the costs of running this blog.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 276 Total Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 31mg Sodium: 128mg Carbohydrates: 39g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 25g Protein: 5g
(*See post about how many plums to use. It will completely depend on the size of your plums.)
There are affiliate links in my posts. This doesn't change the cost you pay for an item, it just means a tiny commission comes to Fearless Dining to help offset the costs of running this blog.