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Best Classic Plum Cake Recipe

A delicious and moist plum cake recipe loaded with fragrant spices, soft red plums and topped with a dusting of powdered sugar. Using either fresh or canned plums, this simple plum dessert recipe is sure to become a family-favorite!

Close up of a classic plum cake covered with powdered sugar.

The Best Plum Cake Recipe

This light and fluffy plum cake recipe is perfect at the end of Summer and well into the Fall season. Using fresh red plums keeps the cake light in texture as well as in sweetness. The addition of the honey helps to offset the slightly sour overtones of fresh red plums. However, when they are not in season, the recipe can also be made using canned plums.

Finished classic plum cake on a plate with fresh plums placed around the plate.

We love incorporating fresh fruit in to our dessert recipes. From our best-ever homemade apple pie recipe to this blueberry cream pie, baking with seasonal fruits is something to cherish as the seasons change. And although this delicious peach streusel cake recipe calls for peaches, it can easily be made with fresh plums instead.

Ingredients:

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  • 160 gms refined flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 120 ml vegetable oil
  • 140 ml milk (at room temperature)
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 gms + 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 grated nutmeg
  • 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp curd
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped plums
  • Sliced plums for top
Ingredients needed to make classic plum cake.

How to Make this Easy Plum Cake Recipe:

In a large bowl, add the oil and sugar, mixing until its light and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time and combine well. Next, add the curd, vanilla extract, honey, continuing to mix until well combined.

In another large bowl, sift the dry ingredients together (refined flour, salt, baking powder, nutmeg and cinnamon).

Sifting the dry ingredients in a separate bowl than wet ingredients.

Start adding the dry mix to the wet mix, alternating it with milk. Finally add in the chopped plums and just mix a little.

Mixing wet ingredients in a bowl using a whisk.

Pour it in your cake pan and place the sliced plums on top. Lastly, sprinkle 1 tbsp of sugar on top.

Poured plum cake batter in a baking pan and fresh cut plums arranged on top.

Bake at 355°F for 40-45 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle.

Once cool, remove from cake pan and sift 1 tbsp of powdered sugar over top to finish before serving.

Overhead view of a sliced classic plum cake covered with powdered sugar.

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Classic Plum Cake Recipe

Jane and Sonja
A classsic plum cake recipe loaded with fragrant spices and soft plums.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 321 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 160 gms Refined flour
  • 1.5 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 120 ml Oil
  • 140 ml Milk room temperature
  • 2 Eggs
  • 150 gms + 1 tbsp Sugar powdered
  • 1/2 grated Nutmeg
  • 1.5 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp Curd
  • 2 tsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Chopped plums
  • Sliced plums for top

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl add the oil and sugar and mix till its light and creamy.
  • dd the eggs one at a time and combine well.
  • Add curd, vanilla extract, honey & mix well.
  • In a large bowl sift the dry ingredients together (refined flour, salt, baking powder, nutmeg and cinnamon).
  • Start adding the dry mix to the wet mix, alternating it with milk.
  • Finally add in the chopped plums and just mix a little.
  • Pour it in your baking pan and place the sliced plums on top and sprinkle 1 tbsp sugar on top.
  • Bake at 180°C for 40-45 mins.

Nutrition

Calories: 321kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 5gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 98mgPotassium: 169mgFiber: 1gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 123IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 79mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cake, dessert, desserts, plum
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Diana H.

Saturday 18th of December 2021

This is an interesting recipe, but, what is meant by curd? Lemon curd?

Pamala Brown

Friday 25th of June 2021

what type of curd is used for this cake. thank you

Alain

Thursday 10th of June 2021

Hi, I have never seen a recipe ask for "curd" before, can you please expand?

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