Plum cake with crumbles

Finally plum season! Unfortunately my two plum bushes that I planted last autumn didn’t even flower this year but luckily for me there’s plenty of plums in the store. And yes, it’s bushes that I have and not trees. I don’t know what flew into me when buying them since it’s practically like serving a buffet to our local roe deers. It’s the perfect eating height for them and they found the bushes already the day after planting and ate half of the leaves so now the bushes are behind net. Let’s hope that they will flower and give some fruit next year instead. But back to this lovely plum cake that tastes like autumn thanks to the plums and spices. There’s something extravagant with a cake with additional crunchy crumbles on top. It also reminds me of my childhood as my mother often made cakes based on yeast with crumbles on top.

    Plum cake with crumbles

    100 gram butter, room temperatured
    200 ml caster sugar (of which half is vanilla infused)
    2 eggs
    100 ml milk
    180 gram flour
    1 tsp baking powder
    1.5 tsp ground cardamon
    1 tsp ground cinnamon
    8-10 plums, cut into wedges

    50 gram demerara sugar
    100 gram flour
    50 gram butter

    Place the sugar, butter and flour in a bowl. With the tips of your fingers rub the ingredients together until you have a crumbly mixture.

    In a bowl beat butter and sugar with an electric beater until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time while beating. Add milk. Combine the flour, cardamon and baking powder in a separate bowl and then fold into the egg/butter/sugar/milk bowl. Divide the batter into a buttered spring form (mine was 20 cm but larger is fine, then the cake will be thinner and therefore will be baked quicker). Stick the plum wedges into the cake. Divide the crumble on top and bake in 175 degrees C (convection oven) for 30-40 minutes, until a tooth pick comes out clean.

More plum recipes:
Plum tray bake with cheesecake ripple
Knedle ze śliwkami (dumplings with plums)
Plum Pie with caramelized almond cream
Ilva’s plum muffins
Pille’s clafoutis

13 Responses to “Plum cake with crumbles”

  1. Rosa
    September 7th, 2009 07:04

    Delicious! I love plums!



  2. Bea
    September 7th, 2009 08:50

    Bardzo cieple zdjecia Dagmaro :)

    Uwielbiam ciasta ze sliwkami i jeszcze na dodatek z kruszonka :) Polecam Ci tez migdalowa kruszonke do sliwek wlasnie, mnie bardzo posmakowala (marcepanowa z reszta tez ;) ).
    A ja bede w tym tygodniu robic sliwki w slodkiej zaprawie, wspaniale pasuja do zimowych deserow :)


  3. Helena Ljunggren
    September 7th, 2009 09:18

    Plums and crumbles…yummy :)

  4. diva@The Sugar Bar
    September 8th, 2009 13:08

    oh i love plums!! this looks beautiful and must be so tasty. love the crumb topping x

  5. aurélie
    September 8th, 2009 19:38

    Your cake looks yummy!! I’ll try it with some apples very soon!! Did you use the same baking powder you would use to bake some bread, or is it baking soda?

  6. Retailtherapist
    September 9th, 2009 10:05

    I was looking for a new plum-cake recipe and found yours. I tried it yesterday and it turned out really well. I substituted some of the flour for wholemeal, used more cinnamon than cardamom and about twice the amount of plums – very yummy. Thanks for the great inspiration!

  7. Michelle
    September 9th, 2009 20:39

    This is delicious stuff and just perfect for the autumn days. How are the cats by the way?

    September 9th, 2009 22:26

    Love this season for plums. Perfect looking cake.

  9. D. at Outside Oslo
    September 19th, 2009 01:22

    Dagmar, that cake looks wonderful. I may have to convert the measurements (I’m in the US) and try making it sometime.

    Beautiful blog, by the way. I often have a cat in my own kitchen, meowing and insisting that I feed him!

  10. Blogg bakning recept bakrecept cream cheese cake cupcakes choklad bröd
    September 24th, 2009 19:29

    Sounds like a nice recipe. O and btw, nice blog you got!
    Good going.

  11. Dennis
    September 28th, 2009 13:53

    It looks very nice.

  12. gourmandelise
    October 23rd, 2009 13:31

    This cake is beautiful! Congratulations on your beautiful recipes!

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