Plum cakey tart

    1 hour 5 min

    Some people call this a plum cake, some call it a plum tart. I'm not sure if this is a cake or a tart but it is simple and delicious! Serve with coffee or as a dessert with a spoonful of plain yogurt or vanilla ice cream. I'm sure it would work just as well with apples or pears.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 60g wholemeal flour
    • 60g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 110g butter, softened
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 3 plums, pitted and sliced
    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar, or as needed
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease a 25cm tart dish.
    2. Whisk together the wholemeal flour, plain flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Cream together the butter and 150g of caster sugar in a large bowl; mix in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir the flour mixture into the wet ingredients in two additions, mixing gently between each addition until the mixture is just combined. Pour the mix into the prepared dish, and arrange the sliced plums in a circle on the top. Sprinkle the fruit with 1 tablespoon sugar and dust with cinnamon.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean, 50 to 55 minutes.

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    I MAKE THIS WAY TOO OFTEN. It's SO good that it's almost addicting! A great way to use leftover plums. 1 cup of all-purpose flour is fine if you don't have whole wheat - it worked for me! I tried this with gala apples, but the apples came out pretty dry, shriveled and flavorless. Will experiment with other apples. I tried this with nectarines too - delicious! I dipped each nectarine slice in some honey before I placed them on the dough then added the cinnamon and sugar. They came out beautifully golden and sweet!  -  23 Nov 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    LOVED it :D Thank you for a simple plum recipe :D I had three plums I was looking to use wisely that were a bit overly ripe... and searched for an hour before I found your recipe Perfect! thank you :D It was a hit with my whole family!  -  27 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Was very simple to make. Only change I made was using 1 cup all-purpose flour since I don't have whole wheat flour on hand. The only negative was that the flavor wasn't as sweet as I was hoping. Maybe more sugar would make it better? Took a picture as well and will add that to the recipe.  -  23 Aug 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)