The cake wasn't perfect- it definitely had its flaws. The center sank as it cooled and I had way more streusel for the filling than I wanted. But like that night at the table, it was comforting and sweet and homey. Just right for an evening of catching up with an old friend, or perhaps (as is often the case with our crazy Navy life) welcoming a new one into your life.
To find the recipe for this Upside Down Plum Chiffon Cake you can visit the beautiful hosts for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie post, Marlise and Susan. Or you could pick up the book Baking with Julia (which I highly encourage). And as always, you really need to visit the blogs of the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers to see what they baked up and if, like me, they just couldn't help but tweak the recipe to reflect their own personalities.