Plum cake

by smth good on September 6, 2011

in desserts

Each year on the 1st of September, I start looking for signs of autumn. I love autumn or at least the idea of it. Nice temperatures, exquisite sunsets, fallen leaves are the best premises for long meditative walks as one can see in the movies. No signs of autumn here yet – temperatures are still 30°Celsius, days are still sunny and, technically, it’s still summer. But this plum tart is my own autumn sign…

Serves 8, prep. time 80 minutes


  • 24 red plums, pitted and sliced in halves
  • 350 grams all purpose flour
  • 350 ml sunflower oil
  • 300 grame powdered sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tbsp grated lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence
  • 2-3 tbsp bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp grated cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt

Preheat the oven to 175ºC / 350ºF.

Place the plums on a plate and powder them with 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon.

Oil a baking tray and powder it with a little bit of flour.

Place the flower in a deep bowl and mix it with baking powder.

Mix eggs and sunflower oil in a blender. Add in sugar, cinnamon, salt and lemon zest and keep mixing for 1-2 minutes. Pour the mix in a bowl and start incorporating the flower whisking lightly.

Transfer the batter into the baking tray and level it.

Powder the plums with bread crumbs and place them diagonally on the surface of the batter. You can slightly push them in but not entirely.

Bake for 40-45 minutes until well done.

Serve with freshly whipped cream.

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Medeja September 6, 2011 at 11:55 am

Nice cake. I like cakes with plums, sweet cake and sour plums.. Yummy!


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ping September 6, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Gorgeous cake!! Don’t think I ca get any plums now but I have some frozen blueberries and I’m going to try make them into this! Mmmm… I can just taste this cake already.


The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time September 6, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Wow, what a cake. I think we’re headed towards fall, but with the remnants of tropical storm Lee on us, it’s hard to really know. We just see rain. I think your tart would also be perfect sitting in front of a window and watching it rain outside. I can do that. :)


Nami | Just One Cookbook September 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Fabulous cake! I love plums and I usually don’t know what to do with it besides just eating as it is. Plum cake sounds like a delicious way to enjoy it and it looks easy enough for me to follow…. Thanks for sharing!


Ellie | Gourmand Recipes September 9, 2011 at 10:42 am

Beautiful plum tart. Perfect recipe to start your autumn season.


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Eve September 1, 2014 at 5:27 am

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