So due to come unknown cognitive impairment, I am reading this recipe beat butter, add eggs, then sugar. And I think, "really Dorie? everyone knows about the creaming of butter and sugar being very important for optimal texture and flavor." But I look again. my brain sees butter, eggs, sugar. Part of me thought of going to the P&Q section and posting about this conundrum, but I wanted to make the cake for breakfast and I was hungry. So with faith in the great Dorie, I put in the butter, add the eggs, then the sugar. I look again. Butter, sugar, then the eggs. Like every other recipe ever. I could have, at this point, thrown everything out and started over. But I kinda wanted to see where it would take me.
Well, the cake turned out no worse for wear. Actually, it turned out great. The plums were a little sour, so maybe mother nature could be a bit more accommodating next time, but the cake was nice and sweet, with the orange zest doing it's job nicely, and just a hint of cardamom in the back.
Our breakfast was yummy, and even though I bartered some with my neighbor, (thank you very much Darlene) there is plenty for breakfast tomorrow and onwards.
OUT WITH COOKIES! IN WITH CAKE!