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

334.5 calories; protein 4.9g 10% DV; carbohydrates 64.9g 21% DV; exchange other carbs 4.5; dietary fiber 2.3g 9% DV; sugars 40.4g; fat 6.6g 10% DV; saturated fat 0.6g 3% DV; cholesterol 18.9mg 6% DV; vitamin a iu 264IU 5% DV; vitamin c 6.6mg 11% DV; folate 65.8mcg 17% DV; calcium 61.7mg 6% DV; iron 1.8mg 10% DV; magnesium 12.4mg 4% DV; potassium 185.1mg 5% DV; sodium 291.6mg 12% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 21% DV.