The plum season is about to start and it’s amazing how many different varieties of plums are available. I like each for different reasons, some are sweeter than others, some juicier and some have a rich and dark colour.
Early in the season the fruits are small like these opal plums that I have used for this plum upside down cake. I think they are perfect not too sweet,have tender skins and fairly dinky which means that you get more plum per bite.
The Season moves on rapidly and you are not guaranteed to get the same variety next week. One of my favourites, the Victoria plum is ready to be harvested towards the end of August and the season lasts for about three weeks.
You can use any plum variety for this cake; as these plums were small I needed 11 in number for a 10 ” cake tin,