Plum cake

This is a quick and easy cake that everyone will love – it is light and moist and perfect with a cup of tea. This is a spin-off of an apple cake (ābolmaize) but I have found the tartness of plums to work better with the sweetness of the pastry.

Plum cake

Total Time: 1 hour

Plum cake


  • 600g plums
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 100g softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1 1/2 cups flour


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease 26 cm round cake pan.
  2. Halve the plums length wise and remove the pits. Set aside.
  3. Beat butter, vanilla extract and sugar in a medium bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in sour cream, bicarb soda and sifted flour.
  4. Spread the mixture into pan, top with the halved plums. Bake about 30 minutes or until a wooden skewer comes out clean. Stand for 5 minutes, remove from the pan and cool on a rack.


Same dough can be used for apple, peach or nectarine cake.

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