Friday, 27 September 2013

Cinnamon and Plum Cake Recipe

Yesterday, my sister delivered me a huge box full of plums, freshly picked from the tree.  There are only so many plums that you can eat in one sitting, so I decided to freeze some for crumbles and then experiment in the kitchen to make some lovely, autumnal baked treats using plums.


Firstly, I decided to make a basic cinnamon flavoured sponge cake topped with halved plums.  The rich, lightly spiced cake contrasted beautifully with the tart, juicy fruit.  It is a real taste of autumn! Perfect served warm with ice cream or with custard.  It went down a storm with the kids and Ian, which is always a good sign!

autumnal recipes

Cinnamon and Plum Cake Recipe


125g margarine or butter
150g golden caster sugar
2 free range eggs
150g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
approx 6-8 stoned, halved plums
demerera sugar to sprinkle on top


Cream the marg and the sugar.
Whisk in eggs.
Fold in flour, baking powder and cinnamon.
Pour cake mix into a round pyrex deep pie dish.
Top with plums, cut side up.
Sprinkle over sugar.
Cook at 180 degrees, GM4 for about 45 minutes.


It is a very easy recipe and a great way to use up plums, which are ripe and ready to pick at this time of year. I still have loads left so I'm off to the kitchen to come up with some more ways to cook with plums!

autumnal cake

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  1. Ooooh, this came out looking a bit blummin' gorgeous, didn't it?! I shall have to source some plums and try it :) Thanks for linking up to #recipeoftheweek. Pinned and Stumbled :D Do pop over and join in again! x

  2. You seem to have excelled yourself with your cooking skills - you could certainly teach me a thing or two. The Plum Cake looks delicious and, furthermore, the recipe is quite easy. xxxx



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