This simple recipe for Plum Cake popped out of The Troll Cookbook as a charming, rustic dessert perfect for the summer season. I have taken the liberty of rewriting the recipe to be all in 'human' since the reader would not have access to the measurement conversion chart found in the cookbook.
The original recipe called for 2 pounds of plums which I found to be way too much. I used medium sized plums cut into 8 wedges each (between 1 1/4-1 1/2 pounds or 6-8 plums) which allowed making a pattern on top of the cake. Also included is prep for the cake pan to ensure easy release of the cake. If making the cake gluten-free I suggest using a flour mixture with a binder such as xanthan gum.
Adapted from The Troll Cookbook (Dromedary Press).