Quick and simple plum cake

    1 hour 15 min

    This plum cake is quite easy and quick to make if you use a food processor. It can be mixed by hand as well, just takes a bit more time.

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    Makes: 1 cake

    • 600g plums (15-20), halved and stones removed
    • juice and zest of 1/2 lemon
    • 100g butter, softened
    • 200g granulated sugar
    • 300g plain flour
    • 2 eggs
    • 75g soured cream or buttermilk
    • 2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • icing sugar for dusting (optional)

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:15min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour one 26 to 28 cm round cake tin.
    2. Prepare plums and sprinkle with juice of 1/2 lemon. Set aside.
    3. Add butter, sugar, flour, eggs, soured cream, baking powder, salt and lemon zest to food processor. Mix until smooth. Transfer to prepared tin.
    4. Arrange plums on top of cake mixture, cut-side down. Plums can touch or even overlap. The more you can fit, the better! Dust with cinnamon.
    5. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool 15 to 20 minutes before serving. Dust with icing sugar if desired.

    If mixing by hand:

    Cream softened butter and sugar together, add eggs one at a time, then the lemon zest. Then add the flour (sifted together with baking powder and salt) alternately with the soured cream, adding a little at a time. Mix until light and smooth.


    I usually soften butter in microwave for 12 to 15 seconds (exact time will depend on your microwave).

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    This cake was so tasty and moist. It has the genuine flavour of classic and traditional recipes.  -  14 Sep 2016


    Delicious!  -  13 Sep 2016