Hang on to your hats! This recipe takes the cake and turns it (literally) on its head. Juicy and tart plums nestle in a soft, fluffy, and perfectly sweet almond cake. You won’t want to miss this plum upside-down cake — it’s THE summer cake you’ve been waiting for!

Bonus? It’s vegan and gluten-free and you will only need 10 ingredients. Let’s cook, friends!

This cake starts with the plums upside down! We arrange sliced plums (apricots also work!) in a circular pattern on the bottom of a pie pan. Generously greasing the pan with vegan butter helps to prevent the plums from sticking and the cane sugar creates a caramelized sauce

Next, we prepare the cake dough. Cane sugar, vegan butter, almond milk, and applesauce are the wet ingredients, with an optional almond extract giving it a pronounced almond flavor! If you like almond extract, be sure to also check out our gluten-free Orange Almond Bread Cake and our Maple almond Buckwheat Granola.

For the dry ingredients, a combination of gluten-free flours (almond, potato and brown rice) gives it a light, pasty texture and a nice crumb. Other essential elements of the cake include baking powder for leavening and salt for flavor.

After spreading the dough on the plums and baking in the oven, the fruits become bubbly and tender.

Then it’s time to turn this cake on its head, slice it and enjoy it!

We are so excited for you to try this plum cake! It is:

Soft
Fluffy
Almond
Sprinkled with fruit
Perfectly sweet
& SO delicious!

This would be a lovely brunch centerpiece or a summer dessert for hosting! Enjoy it alone or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or coconut yogurt.