Plum Cake

Plum Cake

One day I found myself with my fridge full of plums, so I went on a quest to find the perfect plum cake to put them to good use. There so much plum jam one can eat ? This is what I came up with! I can tell you for sure that this plum torte is delicious, easy and you can make it in under 20 minutes. Perfect spring baking material.

How to make Plum Cake

This is an easy plum cake to make. It’s very straightforward.
First off: prepare the mold you will be baking the plum cake in. I line the mold with parchment paper. This was it will be a lot easier to unmold your cake. You can also butter and flour your mold if that’s your preference. If you have a springform cake mold, this is the way to go!
Secondly, halve the plums and remove the pits. Cream the sugar and the butter together using a whisk (or electric mixer if you have one) until the mixture has changed to a lighter color.
Add the eggs one at a time and mix until combined. Don’t worry if when you add the eggs it looks like the batter breaks apart, just keep whisking and it will come together just fine.
Add the dry ingredients (salt, flour and baking powder) in two times and mix until well combined. Then you should transfer the batter onto your mold and spread it evenly using an off-set spatula (if you have one) or the back of a spoon.
Plum Cake
Cover the batter with the previously halved plums. You should put them with the skin side up. Don’t be afraid to fill your mold with plums. The more the merrier. I didn’t do this the first time I made this plum cake and the batter rose in the oven and covered the plums… so not that pretty to look at. Still good though.
Plum Cake
Also, if you have too much batter in proportion to your mold size the same will happen. If you have a smaller mold than the one I suggest here (22/24 cm) I suggest you halve the recipe or make 2 smaller cakes.
Sprinkle the top with brown sugar.
Plum Cake

Baking the Plum Cake

Bake at 180 degrees Celsius until golden brown. About 40 minutes.
But as I always say each oven is different so don’t trust the timer, always check before! You can do this by inserting a knife or a toothpick or a skewer at the center of the cake (make sure to avoid the plums). If it comes out dry, then the plum torte is ready.
Plum Cake

Plums or purple plums

You can use either purple plums or regular ones to make this plum cake. If you use the latter make sure you choose smaller size plums.

How long does the plum cake keep for?

This plum cake is even better as the days go by! It keeps perfectly for 4 to 5 days. If you manage to make it last that long!
Plum Cake

Can Plum Cake be frozen?

This plum cake is better eaten fresh. I do not recommend freezing it. This plum cake is so easy and fast to make it’s not worth it.
Let’s get to it! Happy Cooking!
Ingredients
1 cake 22/24 cm diameter

All-purpose flour 125 g
Baking powder 5 g
Salt 1 pinch
Sugar 180 g
Butter 115 g
Eggs 2 u
12 purple plums or 6/7 regular plums
Brown sugar 20 g (for sprinkling)
Procedure
  • Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Butter the mold.
  • Halve the plums and remove the pits.
  • Whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Cream the sugar and the butter together using a whisk (or electric mixer if you have one) until the mixture has changed to a lighter color.
  • Add the eggs one at a time and mix until combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients in two times and mix until well combined.
  • Transfer the batter onto your mold and spread it evenly.
  • Sprinkle the top with brown sugar.
  • Bake until golden brown. About 40 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack.
  • Let it cool at room temperature.
Bon appétit!
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10 parts
Calories: 252 cal
Carbohydrate: 39 g
Fat: 10 g
Protein: 3 g
Sodium: 1774 mg
Sugar: 28 g
Keywords: plum cake,plum torte,spring baking, easy plum cake
Cuisine: American

Comments (3)

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Thanks for sharing this recipe Belen! I've made it twice in the last few weeks and it was a big hit both times!
Reply from Belula | Monday, November 7, 2016

Hi Becky!! You have no idea how happy this makes me :) Thank you for making the cake!!
Un beso!

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Tastes delicious and easy to make. Will be making this again for Mother’s Day.
Reply from Belula | Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Hi Olivia!!
Im so happy you like this cake!! I love it so much!.cant Walt for pluma.season yo get here :)
Great idea for Mother's day ??

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This recipe is divine! I used an 825gram tin of whole plums and it turned out beautiful, I can’t wait until plums are back in season in Australia and I will give it another try with the fresh ones. Everyone was eyeing the last piece. Thank you!
Reply from Belula | Friday, May 22, 2020

Hi Carly! So good to know it works with canned plums!!!
So happy you liked the recipe! You made my day :)
I am desperately awaiting plum season to make this cake!
a favorite at our house!!
Have a beautiful weekend !

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