Plum Cake. Family Favourite Recipes

These delicious little cakes travel well and are perfect for picnics and parties. We always make them if we are invited round to a friend’s house. They are quick and easy to make and really tasty.


Makes 12

12 plums, stones removed and fruit chopped into chunks.

For the sponge:

85g (3oz )sugar

85g (3oz ) margarine or butter.( I use Lurpack which doesn’t contain palm oil.)

1 egg

113g (4oz) self raising flour

1 level teaspoon baking powder

1 tablespoon milk

1 teaspoon good quality vanilla extract

Few blanched almonds for the top.


Cream together the sugar, margarine and egg with an electric hand whisk. Add the flour and baking powder and whisk. Add the milk and vanilla extract, and whisk.

Place the chopped plums in the base of a silicon cup cake mold which has 12 ‘cups.’

Top with the sponge mixture. It will be about one large heaped tablespoon per cup. Sprinkle blanched almonds on top.

Cook for approx 15 mins at 180C, 356F gas mark. They are cooked when a knife comes out clean from the sponge. Take csre not to burn the almonds.

Leave to cool in the trays. Use a pallet knife to remove them. Sprinkle with sugar. Serve warm or cold.

Can also be frozen on the day of baking.


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7 thoughts on “Plum Cake. Family Favourite Recipes

  1. Karen that wonderful and beautiful photo of the baskets full of plums and the begonias next door, I love it. Thank you very much for sharing your recipes with us. A lot of health and a lot of Margarita’s love for your whole family and for you that have helped me so much. Take care Very affectionate greetings from Margarita xxx

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  2. Plums are delightful when cooked, especially the Italian prune plums which are just coming on now. But I wonder if coconut oil or even butter could substitute for margarine or palm oil. Production of palm oil is said to be causing deforestation and extinctions in parts of southeast Asia. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Karen!

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    • Thank you Audrey. You can certainly use butter or coconut oil. I think you missed the word palm oil-free. So I’ve changed the wording to “Lurpack which doesn’t contain palm oil,” to avoid any confusion. Palm oil and palm products are banned in my house. Thanks again 🙂

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