• Serves 12
  • 25 mins prep
  • 50 mins cook

Spiced plum cake

spiced plum cake
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With flavours and colours that evoke that warm Christmassy feeling, this beautiful spiced plum makes the most of fresh plums, which are plentiful in this late summer season. It's the perfect recipe when you want to serve up a delightful dessert the family will adore.


Spiced plum cake

  • 2 cups (300g) plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 180 g butter, softened
  • 1 cup (220g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) buttermilk
  • 8 blood plums, quartered or 16 small plums, halved
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (55g) coconut sugar
  • icing sugar and double cream, to serve


Spiced plum cake

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Grease a 24cm springform cake pan; line base and side with baking paper.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, ginger, cocoa and salt into a large bowl. Beat the butter and brown sugar in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until light and creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in sifted dry ingredients and buttermilk in two batches.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Arrange plum pieces on top, cut side up. Sprinkle with the cinnamon and coconut sugar.
  4. Bake cake for about 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre (not through a piece of fruit) comes out clean. Cool cake in pan.
  5. Dust cake with sifted icing sugar and serve with thick or whipped cream, if you like.
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