Fresh Plum Cake

A simple cake that’s uses fresh plums which is ideal as dessert or afternoon teacake! It’s a very good way of using those plums that might be getting too ripe!

You will need:

250g softened Butter
1 cup of caster Sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
2 free-range eggs
2½cups of plain Flour
2 teaspoons of Baking Powder
500g of fresh plums ~ washed, stoned and slice or halved

To complete the topping you will need:

1 cup of desiccated coconut
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
½cup of plain flour


Heat oven to 180°c or 160°c for a fan oven.

Line the bottom and lightly grease a 22cm spring form cake tin.

Beat very well together the butter and the sugar, add the vanilla essence and then one by one add the eggs and continue beating until light and fluffy. You can do this for several minutes.

Incorporate by hand the flour and baking powder.
Spoon 2/3rd of the mixture into the tin and roughly smooth. Scatter the chopped plums all over the surface and gently press in with either the back of a spoon or your finger tips.

Into the remaining cake mix add the coconut, cinnamon and a little more flour. Mix well with a fork to get a crumble texture. Spread over top of cake.

Oven for about 1 hour until skewer test pronounces done.

Ideal warm as a dessert, or a quick and easy everyday family cake


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