Plum Cakeby Leena Kohli (@leenakohli)
Plum Cake is a tasty baked treat that is perfect for any occasion.
This cake is usually made with fresh diced plums and added to the batter, giving the cake a burst of sweet, juicy flavour.
You can customize it to match your preferences- with a topping or powdered sugar to give a simple glaze.
No matter how you choose to make it, Plum Cake is a crowd-pleaser and is sure to satisfy your sweet cravings.
So why not try making one today?
Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and prepare a cake pan by greasing it and lining the base and sides with parchment paper.
Combine vegetable oil and sugar in a mixing bowl. Mix well.
Add eggs and vanilla extract, and whisk until the mixture achieves a light and fluffy texture.
In a separate bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, baking powder, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder, and salt.
Gradually add the flour mixture to the eggs, stirring gently to maintain a smooth and lump-free batter. Add milk to the batter and mix well.
Gently fold the chopped plums into the batter.
Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and decorate the top with sliced plums.
Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Allow the plum cake to cool on a wire rack.
Once cooled, slice and enjoy the plum cake alongside a comforting cup of tea.
Tips & Tricks
Ensure the ingredients are at room temperature for a smoother batter consistency.
Greasing the cake pan and lining it with parchment paper, easily remove the cake from the pan.
Mix the batter just enough; don’t overdo it.
You can enhance the cake presentation by sprinkling powdered sugar on top or serving it alongside a dollop of whipped cream.
This recipe yields 12-14 slices, the quantity may vary on how the cake is sliced.