I came upon a recipe for plum cake very similar to the one passed on from my Polish grandmother and mother and decided to give it a try. Family recipes are wonderful, but for the most part they don't come with accurate proportions which can be a challenge, especially when cooking with children. By replacing the buttermilk with regular milk the recipe for skillet plum cake from the latest issue of Living tasted exactly like it should.
The recipe made just one small cake so I doubled it which turned out to be a great idea since Sabrina and CC were with me--they each got to make their very own cake. When measuring instead of doubling the recipe I let each girl add the original amounts of ingredients. Less math for me and less bickering for them.