Sweet plums. Spicy batter. At once summer's last hurrah and an ode to the cooler temperatures already - OMG - setting in, I can't think of a better way to ring in autumn. Even if I am a little sad to see summer go.
Oh wait - a better way to say hello to fall would be if my oven were capable of baking these all the way through. Thankfully, while par-baked cake batter looks a little funky, it tastes very, very good.
Dimply Plum Cakelets
As chosen by Michelle of Bake-en from Dorie Greenspan's Baking: From My Home to Yours for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie
The recipe for this cake, the perfect summer-into-fall dessert, is very easy to find (here, for example) for those who don't own Dorie's book.
My "cakelet" spin was borne of the fact that I actually don't own a cake pan. Cookie sheet? Of course. Muffin tin? Sure. Cake pan? Not so much.