Plum cake you can’t NOT like!

A few days ago I got fresh plums. A whole bag. I like plums and I can eat them fresh. My husband doesn’t like them but, he promised to tried a plum cake. I knew he is not going to like it. This cake reminds me of my first cake I baked for him… He didn’t like it at all. It was jabłecznik (Polish apple pie). I was terrified. How could you not like apple pie!?!? That time I couldn’t make “american” apple pie, and I thought: apple pie is the same everywhere. I couldn’t be more wrong! These days if I make a new cake, something that I have never baked before, I make it in 9 inch pan. That way if he doesn’t like it I don’t end up with bunch of cake to eat by myself.

How big was my surprise when he ate the piece I gave him, and said: I loved it! Seriously. I did!

This cake is VERY EASY and FAST to make. You need to know that as much as I like to bake or cook I don’t like stuff that’s expensive to make, it’s complicated to make, has too many ingredients, etc.

So, this is the recipe:


1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup oil (olive oil)

2 small eggs

In a mixing bowl mix all those ingredients together

Use about 10 medium size plums.

Cut them into medium size pieces and cover the dough. Actually you can use more plums and cover it more than in the picture below. This cake is very good but when the dough rises it seems like those plums are lost, so the next time I make it I’ll use more plums.

For the topping I use:

1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup butter/margarine

Cut butter into flour and sugar for topping. Knead it untill smooth. Make a ball from the dough and put it to the freezer. Forget about it. That’s why I make the topping before I start doing anything else. The dough need about 30 minutes to harden. After everything is done, and the dough is hard enough you grate  it over the plums.

Bake in 340 F for about 50 minutes or until the topping is slightly brown. It really depends from your oven. Mine is terrible and every time I bake something I need to watch it very closely to not to burn it. In my oven 340 F means about 345 F or more.

Now I’m hungry!

Hugs from my corner !

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10 responses to “Plum cake you can’t NOT like!”

  1. I love plum cake. I order it when we travel to Germany and Austria. You don’t see it very often here. Thanks for sharing your recipe.


    1. Karen, I really really like plums in cake. They are even better that way than fresh, I think. You’re right plum cake is very rare here. Wonder why!?


  2. Alright…I’m hungry!


    1. lol… come over. there is plenty to share 🙂


  3. Wow, that looks yummy! I would of never thought to put plums in my cakes! Thanks for sharing! I’m new to blogging and love that there is a foodie community! If you have time, please check out my blog: And of course! Any advice would be great 🙂


  4. This looks so good the picture made my mouth water!!! 🙂 Would you come over to Cast Party Wednesday and share some of your recipes with us?
    I hope to see you there!


  5. I love plums! And I love this cake. I was surprised when you said your husband liked it but maybe it reminded him of a crumb cake? I will have to bake when it gets cool enough here to do so again.

    You know what I’ve been trying to make with no success? Jewish Apple Cake, it’s called here. I will have to post the handwritten recipe I have. It comes out 2 HOURS later still as watery and completely uncooked. My husband’s “busia” never had time to teach me how she made this work. Ugh. I hate cooking failures.

    Pozdrowiem i na razie!


    1. hm… I’ve never heard of Jewish apple Pie. I hate failures, too. They make me not want to cook/bake for the next few days! And from what I remember I baked for him jabłecznik z kruszonką. He really didn’t like it, and I actually don’t know why, because this cake (plum cake) is mostly the same… just the fruits are different. lol.. but shhhh… don’t tell him 🙂


  6. looks very nice, might try to grate dough like that, seems very smart and it looks good to 🙂

    thanks for your comment!


  7. Thank you so much for stopping by Cast Party Wednesday last week. I really appreciate you sharing your recipe with us. I hope you will join us again for another awesome party filled with yummy recipes.
    Thanks Again!


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