A lightly spiced cake with a dramatic topping of glistening plums--it's perfect for a September birthday.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9-inch springform pan with foil, smoothing out the wrinkles. Coat the foil with cooking spray. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the sugar in the bottom of the pan and set aside.

  • Halve plums lengthwise and remove the pits. Cut each half lengthwise into thin slices. Arrange circular rows of overlapping slices in the prepared pan; place any remaining slices in an even layer on top.

  • Stir together cake flour and whole-wheat flour, the remaining 1 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a mixing bowl. Whisk together yogurt, oil, egg, egg white and vanilla in another bowl until well combined. Stir the yogurt mixture into the dry ingredients with a rubber spatula just until blended.

  • Gently spoon the batter onto the plums, smoothing the top. Bake until a skewer inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes.

  • Remove the outer ring of the springform pan, fold back the foil, and invert the cake onto a cake plate. Remove the pan bottom and foil.

  • Whisk jelly in a small saucepan over low heat until melted. Brush over the top of the warm cake. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Equipment: 9-inch springform pan

Nutrition Facts

335 calories; 6.6 g total fat; 0.6 g saturated fat; 19 mg cholesterol; 292 mg sodium. 185 mg potassium; 64.9 g carbohydrates; 2.3 g fiber; 40 g sugar; 4.9 g protein; 264 IU vitamin a iu; 7 mg vitamin c; 66 mcg folate; 62 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 12 mg magnesium;