Gluten-Free Upside Down Plum Cake

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This gluten-free dessert is a healthy version of Gluten-Free Upside Down Plum Cake. Plums make an ideal ingredient in an upside-down cake. The juices of the plums meld with the cake, making this dessert moist and delicious.

Why are upside-down cakes so popular?

When the cake is inverted, it has a pretty topping, so you don’t have to top it with a glaze or an icing. If you can’t get prune plums, you can substitute the plums with any stone fruit. Enjoy!

Why is this upside-down plum cake healthy?

When it comes to healthy recipes, it is all about the ingredients. Gluten-free dessert recipes are often made with butter, flours, sugars and starches. In this gluten-free upside-down plum cake, the healthy ingredients are prune plums, brown rice flour, pure maple syrup, quinoa flakes, almond meal, and coconut oil. So I can say that this version of a plum cake recipe is healthier than your typical butter cake.

Plums are sweet and juicy with a bite of tart aftertaste. They are soft to bite even though they are firm. Plums come in an array of colours and textures, and they add delicious flavour to gluten-free desserts. If you are looking for inspiration to create your version of a plum cake, check out these gluten-free plum recipes!



  • 1 lb. ripe prune plums, pitted and sliced in half
  • 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. GF cinnamon
  • ¾ cup GF brown rice flour
  • ½ cup GF quinoa flakes
  • ½ cup almond meal (almond flour)
  • 1 tbsp. GF aluminum free baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • 1 egg or egg substitute, at room temperature
  • 1 cup coconut milk, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup demerara or coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
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  • Preheat oven to 325 F and line an 8-inch spring form cake pan with a circle of parchment paper
  • Place plums, maple syrup and cinnamon in a bowl and gently toss until plums are well coated
  • Mix brown rice flour, quinoa flakes, almond meal, baking powder and sea salt in a large bowl
  • Whisk together egg, coconut milk, coconut oil, sugar, and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients, and stir until combined
  • Place plums cut size down on the bottom of the cake pan and pour the batter over top. Bake for 1 hour, and then cool completely in the pan. With a knife loosen the sides of the cake and place a plate over the top of the pan. Flip the cake over and remove the parchment paper. Enjoy
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    Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
    Cook Time icon Cook Time 60 Minutes
    Serves icon Serves 8