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  Categories: Cakes, Fruits
       Yield: 12 Servings
       1 c  Butter (2 sticks); unsalted
     3/4 c  Granulated sugar
     3/4 c  Dark brown sugar; firmly
       2    Large eggs
       1 ts Vanilla extract
   2 1/2 c  All-purpose flour; high
            -altitude; add 2 tablespoons
       2 ts Baking powder; high altitude
            -subtract 1/2 teaspoon
       1 ts Baking soda
     1/2 ts Salt
       2 ts Ground cinnamon
      16 oz Can purple plums packed in
            -syrup, well-drained, syrup
            -reserved and plums chopped
            Confectioners sugar
     Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter
   until creamy and light, then gradually add the sugars, beating until creamy
   and smooth. Beat in the eggs, then the vanilla. Sift the flour, baking
   powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon together. Stir the dry ingredients
   into the butter mixture, alternating with 1/2 cup reserved syrup, beginning
   and ending with dry ingredients. Stir in the plums. Pour the batter into a
   buttered 9-by-13-inch pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick
   inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Turn the cake out onto
   a rack and allow it to cool, then dust with confectioners' sugar. Makes 12
   to 16 servings.
   From the novel, The Cereal Murders by Diane Mott Davidson.
   Formatted for MM by Pegg Seevers 7/11/94