Easy Plum Cake

    1 hour

    A super-delicious cake, which is a great way of using plums when in-season. A buttery sponge cake is topped with plums, cinnamon and sugar, before being baked to perfection. Serve with cream or whipped cream.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 150g caster sugar
    • 115g butter, at room temperature
    • 140g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 12 plums, pitted and halved
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or to taste
    • 1-2 tablespoons caster sugar, for sprinkling

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Beat sugar and butter until fluffy with electric mixer. Mix flour and baking powder and sift into creamed mixture. Beat in eggs and salt. Mix everything well.
    3. Pour batter into a greased 26cm round springform tin and smooth out. Top with the plums (cut side up) and sprinkle with 1-2 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon.
    4. Bake in preheated oven on lowest shelf for 40-50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool to room temperature or serve warm.

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    Easy to make and very tasty - Have frozen some for winter desserts  -  04 Nov 2011


    A fabulously easy but very tasty cake, thanks  -  29 Sep 2012


    Made this late last night, super quick and easy...my kind of baking! I don't own a cake tin so used a lasagne dish, took about 30mins to cook in that. My plums must be large too *giggles* coz if id used 12 they would of been stacked on top of each other...think i used 6 cut into chunks (because it went into a tray rather than round tin it wasn't very thick/deep so chunks were a better option) Would recommend this for anyone looking for something tasty without much faffing about and am saving this one to bake again  -  09 Sep 2013