Plum Cake

  • Recipe By
  • Published Jul 24th
  • Ready In1h
  • Servings8
  • Calories246
This is a great cake for those who find the usual cakes too filling. This is great for entertaining as well as for the family. If this cake stays more than 24 hours, it should be kept refrigerated.

Plum Cake Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Plum Cake for 8 servings:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cups plums, pitted and quartered

Plum Cake Cooking Instructions

  • Prep20m
  • Cook40m
  • Ready In1h

To cook Plum Cake, you need about 20 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Plum Cake is about 40 minutes , and you can serve your Plum Cake within 1 hour . The following are the steps to cook Plum Cake easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9-inch tube pan.
  2. 2 Separate the eggs. In a small bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form, and set aside.
  3. 3 In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the egg yolks and the lemon zest.
  4. 4 Stir together the flour and baking powder and then blend the flour mixture into the creamed mixture. Gently fold in the egg whites. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan. There will only be a little over an inch of batter. Arrange the plums, skin side down, attractively over the batter.
  5. 5 Bake in preheated oven until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 246 calories; 13.6 grams of fat; 27.6 grams of carbohydrates; 4.3 grams of protein; 100 milligrams of cholesterol; 139 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jun 27th 2011

    Very good cake! Reminds me a lot of my Mom's Pflaumenkuchen. I made it in a springform pan and sprinkled some cinnamon on the batter before laying the plums on their sides. Right before I ...

  2. Jul 4th 2010

    I added a struesel topping and added cinnamon and nutmeg to the batter. there was only one problem - I only made one!!!! Everyone loved it and wanted me to make another!!!

  3. Mar 24th 2009

    Great recipe! My husband and toddler both loved it. It'd be great with vanilla ice-cream because it isn't too sweet. I used an electric hand mixer to beat the eggs (very easy) and baked it a ...

  4. Mar 30th 2008

    I'm not sure why this is getting such rave reviews. No one in my house really liked this much. Maybe if you put in other fruits in addition to plums it would be better. I made it just as ...

  5. Feb 27th 2007

    This cake is delicious! I used a bread pan, as I didn't have a round cake pan, and it came out lovely. It may not appear to pretty on top, but the combination of sweet, juicy plums with the ...

  6. Sep 22nd 2004

    Thank you for the recipe. The cake was very easy to make. I liked that it was light and not very sweet. I served it reheated with some apple pie ice cream (limited edition from Edy's) and va ...

  7. Jul 30th 2004

    This cake is so yummy and light. It's perfect for a summer evening. My husband LOVED it and he doesn't usually care for desserts. The only change I made was to include some brown sugar with ...

  8. Sep 15th 2001

    One of my husband's favorite food. I too added sugar on top of the cake to add sweetness (brown sugar). I don't have to worry about refridgerating this cake, it's gone in a flash!

  9. Jul 11th 2000

    The cake is very good although I usually don't make recipes that reuire stiffening egg whites. The cake is light and sweet, not heavy. However, the skins on my plums are sour and I need ...