Date Night at the Movies ~ Amelie & Montmartre Plum Cake

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Last night for date night…

We watched  one of the most beautiful movies ever made…

Amelie.

Watch the TRAILER here.

The music is wonderful too.

(quilt by Maria Denise Davis of Charming Prints Quilt Designs)

We munched poporn…

sipped La Crema Cab

and

I made Amelie’s Plum Cake for our dessert.

 

photographs by Melissa Placzek

~Amelie Poulain’s Plum Cake~

3/4 cup unsalted butter

1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup packed, brown sugar

3 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 teaspoons lemon zest

1/4 cup whole-milk plain yogurt

3 plums, halved, pitted, sliced into eighths

cinnamon and sugar for topping

powdered sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter a round, 8 inch cake pan. Line bottom with baking parchment. Butter parchment. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, combine butter and brown sugar. Mix in eggs, vanilla, lemon zest and sour cream until just combined. Slowly mix in flour mixture. Mix until just combined.Spread batter in pan. Arrange the 3 sliced plums over the top of cake. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake for 30 minutes. Loosely tent with aluminum folil and bake for an additional 30 minutes (or until cake pulls away from sides of pan and tester comes clean.) Cool in pan. Remove to a serving plate. Dust with powdered sugar. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

Enjoy!

What did you do for date night this week?

~Melissa

 

 

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  4 comments for “Date Night at the Movies ~ Amelie & Montmartre Plum Cake

  1. March 6, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    now how can it get any better than that? quilt, movie, yummy chow… 🙂

  2. Melissa
    March 6, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    right? 😉

  3. Kimber Dunn
    March 6, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    OK, this picture with the quilt and your feet sticking out together – SO PRECIOUS AND SWEET!!!! Your blog is such a fun journal of your life with your family. I love it!

  4. Melissa
    March 6, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Thanks so much. I have a lot of fun with it 🙂

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