Plum Cake

plum cake recipe with step by step picture tutorial

When I was a kid, cakes like this one were on our table very often.

My lovely Mom used to make them.

They were filled with any fruit that was in season. And during the months of winter, Mom would use just about any canned fruit she had on hand.

So, whether you use plums, cherries or any kind of berries to make this sponge cake with fruit, you’ll be amazed by a very nice flavor it has and how surprisingly easy it is to prepare it.

 

plum cake recipe with step by step picture tutorial, ingredients

Here’s what we need.

 

1. First, preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C).

 

2. Separate the eggs placing the yolks in one bowl and the whites in another.

Use larger bowls.

 

3. Pour the sugar into the egg yolks and beat until thick and pale in color.

 

Try your best not to eat this all.

Oh my gosh, it’s so good.

Or is it just me?

 

plum cake recipe with step by step picture tutorial, add the butter and mix until fluffy

4. Then add the butter and mix until fluffy.

 

plum cake recipe with step by step picture tutorial, in a small bowl, combine the flour and baking powder, add it to the egg-yolk mixture, mix to combine

5. Next, in a small bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Add it to the egg-yolk mixture. Mix to combine.

 

plum cake recipe with step by step picture tutorial, using a cleaned whisk attachment, whisk the egg whites

6. Then, using a cleaned whisk attachment, whisk the whites…

 

plum cake recipe with step by step picture tutorial, whisk the egg white until they hold stiff peaks

…until they hold stiff peaks.

 

7. Add the whites into the egg-yolk batter.

Small lumps of egg whites in the batter are okay.

 

plum cake recipe with step by step picture tutorial, spray a baking pan with cooking spray and dust it lightly with flour, scrape the batter into the prepared pan

8. Spray a baking pan with cooking spray and dust it lightly with flour.

 

9. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan.

I used a 13 x 9-inch (33 x 22 cm) baking pan. This cake will rise a lot, so if you are going for a less tall version, use a larger baking pan.

 

plum cake recipe with step by step picture tutorial, spread out the batter evenly

10. Spread out the batter evenly.

 

plum cake recipe with step by step picture tutorial, cut the plums into halves, or if you are using canned plum, drain them

11. Now cut the plums in, halves. Or, if you are using canned plums, drain them.

 

plum cake recipe with step by step picture tutorial, evenly arrange the halved plums on top of the batter

12. Evenly arrange the halved plums on top of the batter.

 

plum cake recipe with step by step picture tutorial, bake at 350 F - 175 C for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean

13. Bake at 350 °F (175 °C) for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

 

plum cake recipe with step by step picture tutorial, remove from the oven and let cool, then dust with a little confectioners' sugar and cut into squares

14. Remove from the oven and let cool.

 

14. Then dust with a little confectioner’s sugar and cut into squares.

 

plum cake recipe with step by step picture tutorial

And most importantly, enjoy, dear friends!

 

(This cake takes about 45 minutes to prepare.)

 

28 Responses to Plum Cake

  1. 1
    Sukaina says:

    That looks delicious. I’m thinking that would also taste lovely with cherries. Love the second last photo- shows the cake texture very well.

  2. 2
    Sonal Chopra says:

    Beautiful cake! Looks absolutely delicious.. I’m going to try this out one of these weekends.. and I really love your photography skills. such a visual treat! :)

  3. 3
    Swapna says:

    Beautiful cake…will try this one…Love all your photos :)..

  4. 4

    I remember eating a dessert very similar to this recipe as a child except it was concocted with cherries instead of plums.

    I Love your blog and everything about it. Delish!

    – Anthony

    http://www.vincentbakery.wordpress.com

  5. 5
    kuby2u says:

    I have a bag of frozen blueberries, I wonder if they would spread and discolor the cake? This cake looks so good!

  6. 6
    Phoebe says:

    This desert looks so delicious!!!

    Your photos are a work of art! :)

  7. 7
    Safiyyah says:

    My God, it looks out of this world! I’m going to try it!

  8. 8
    Katerina says:

    This cake looks so perfect and the plums are so juicy.

  9. 9

    I love love LOVE your blog! Keep up the good work!

  10. 10

    Very nice blog! Congratulations! and this cake looks fantastic.

  11. 11

    THis cake is so gorgeous. I would be so nice to serve to friends with some tea. Thanks for the photo tips as well.

  12. 12
    Reshmi says:

    Your cake looks so delicious and eye appealing….wud love to give a try. Photographs are amazing…

  13. 13
    ldh says:

    Oh, wow! This looks so Zoom Yummy :)

  14. 14
    Jun says:

    Beautiful! And your step-by-step photos make it easier to make. Thanks for sharing! This will frequent our table often.

  15. 15
    Anonymous says:

    This cake looks light and moist. The ability to make variations of this cake is great. A nice easy recipe to follow as well, nicely done!

  16. 16
    AG says:

    This looks so simple and delicious. I’d love to make this. Is confectioner’s sugar the same as icing sugar? I just wanna double check as I haven’t come across many recipes calling for icing sugar in the batter.

  17. 17
    suji says:

    hey.. this looks so perfect ….!! will try one of these days…
    Can i pour the batter into cupcakes cases??

    • 17.1
      ZoomYummy says:

      Hi Suji! I think you can. And I guess you will need to bake it a little longer – just keep checking whether it’s done with a toothpick. Enjoy! :) Petra

  18. 18

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  19. 19

    I just made this!! So yummy!! I’m thinking I’ll do the mini-cake version this weekend, perhaps with cherries or something smaller!

    Thanks!

  20. 20
    ayten says:

    Hi!!

    I just did this cake 1 hour ago and it looks delish! It was even better as a batter!! But there is one thing i would like to ask; i think the eggs that i’ve used were big:/ the taste and smell of the eggs are too obvious to my taste. Can i use 4 eggs instead of 5 in my next try? Would it make a drastic difference in the texture?

    Thank you for this great recipe anyways!

  21. 21
    yalda says:

    Can I use vegetable oil instead of butter?

  22. 22
    Anne says:

    Thank you for this recipe and your amazing photos which look exactly like the plum cake my mum used to make.

  23. 23
    rozitta says:

    thanks thats perfect i will try it i love your website and i wait your new and delicious recpies

  24. 24
    Caroline says:

    thank you so much for this recpie and for writing ingredients in grams. Means a lot!

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