Plum Cake

Plum Cake

Serves 8
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 40 minutes
Total time 1 hour
Website Recipe courtesy of Deb Perlman over at Smitten Kitchen


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plus 1 Tbsp granulated sugar (divided)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 10 italian/ prune plums (halved and pitted)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium bowl, whisk or sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time until well combined. Add flour mixture slowly until just combined. Batter will be very thick.
3. Transfer batter into a non-stick 9 inch springform pan (no need to grease the pan). Place plum halves cut side down over the batter. Sprinkle the top with lemon juice, cinnamon and then 1 Tbsp sugar.
4. Bake for 40-45 minutes until toothpick comes out of batter (not plums!) clean. Cool thoroughly before serving.