Easy Fresh Plum Cake

Fresh Plum Cake A rustic yet elegant cake that is simple to make and delicious to eat! Serve it with seasonal plums in the summer and around the holidays.

Easy Fresh Plum Cake

My children enjoy spending time in the kitchen. I can’t say I blame them! The aromas wafting from the oven are difficult to match. There is no other room I would rather be in…

We awoke the other morning and shuffled downstairs to our usual weekend morning routine. Breakfast, lounging around in our PJs, discussing our plans for the rest of the day…

The kids wanted to bake on this particular day!

We didn’t even bother getting out of our PJs. We went straight to the pantry to weigh our options. What about chocolate chips? No. Coconut shreds? No. What about peanut butter? No.

What was this kitchen up to?

Easy Fresh Plum Cake

All of the necessary ingredients for our favorite go-to treats were missing. We took a deep breath and gathered our thoughts.

Fresh summer plums, butter, sugar, and flour were on hand. A Fresh Plum Cake is in the works. I could tell we were headed for greatness.

At our house, many “kiddy treats” make their debut. You know the type… Rice crispy treat variations, zoo animal-themed cookies, and candy suspended in jello (You should see some of the stuff we produce around Halloween.)

However, it is beneficial to teach children some traditional and slightly more sophisticated recipes. They appear to enjoy the mature desserts just as much as they enjoy the baking techniques.

Furthermore, these are recipes they can take with them throughout their lives, serving as a springboard to more elaborate meals and ideas. Mommy’s little token.

Easy Fresh Plum Cake

Checklist of Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups regular flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • a quarter teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice, divided
  • 1 cup room temperature unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar plus 1 tsp
  • 2 extra large eggs, or 2 large eggs plus 1 egg white
  • 6-8 plums, fresh
Easy Fresh Plum Cake

How To Make This Plum Cake Recipe

Instructions…

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cover the bottom disc of an 8-9 inch springform pan with parchment paper. Wrap the ring around the disc, leaving the parchment paper in between. Remove any excess paper. Grease the pan’s sides.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice.

1 cup sugar and 1 cup butter, creamed in an electric mixer One at a time, add the eggs. Slowly pour in the flour mixture. Scrape the bowl and start over.

In the prepared pan, evenly distribute the cake batter. Cut the plums in eighths. The simplest way I’ve found is to run a knife around the plum.

Arrange the plum slices in a pretty pattern around the top of the cake. Make sure they’re close to each other. 1 tablespoon sugar and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice should be sprinkled over the plums. 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean Make certain not to overbake! Cool for 15 minutes in the pan, then another 10 minutes before serving!

Easy Fresh Plum Cake

Get The Complete (Printable) Fresh Plum Cake Recipe + Video Down Below.

Easy Fresh Plum Cake

Type of Plums/Fruit Available

This Fresh Plum Cake is ideal for summer stone fruits like plums, peaches, and apricots, but has a rustic quality that lasts into the fall.

A hearty, yet elegant cake that requires no cream or sauce to complete.

The plums add a juicy tang to this dense buttery cake, making it flavorful enough to serve on its own.

This Fresh Plum Cake is the ideal dessert to bring to a barbecue or summer party when stone fruit is in season. This is exactly the kind of dessert I’d wrap up and pack in my picnic basket for a park concert in the evening. No muss, no fuss, big impact.

Fresh Plum Cake can also be made with peaches or apricots instead of plums!

Easy Fresh Plum Cake

Questions and Answers

WHAT IF I’M OUT OF PUMPKIN PIE SPICE?

Pumpkin pie spice is a combination of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves. You can combine a small amount for this recipe, or simply use cinnamon. (Apple pie spice can also be used!)

HOW LONG IS THIS DESSERT GOOD FOR?

Leftover cake can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days and at room temperature for up to 3 days. You can also freeze it for up to 6 months in an airtight container (or wrapped in plastic wrap and aluminum foil)

HOW SHOULD I PRESENT THIS DESSERT?

This cake is delicious on its own or with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

Easy Fresh Plum Cake

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The nutrition information on the printable recipe card below includes calories, carbohydrates, protein, polyunsaturated fat, monounsaturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, potassium, fiber, vitamin C, and calcium percentages.

Easy Fresh Plum Cake

Easy Fresh Plum Cake

Prep time: 15 minutesCook time: 55 minutesTotal time:1 hour 10 minutesServings:12 servingsCalories:288 kcal

Description

Fresh Plum Cake – A rustic yet elegant cake that is simple to make and delicious to eat! Serve it with seasonal plums in the summer and around the holidays.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place a sheet of parchment paper over the bottom disk of an 8-9 inch springform pan. Fasten the ring around the disk with the parchment paper secured in between. Cut off the excess paper. Grease the sides of the pan.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice.
  3. In the electric mixer, cream 1 cup of sugar with the butter. Add the eggs one at a time. Slowly add the flour mixture. Scrape the bowl and mix again.
  4. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. Slice the plums into eighths. The easiest way I’ve found to do this, is to run a knife around the plum to halve it, then do the same to quarter it. Split each quarter in half. The little sections should pop off the pit with your knife.
  5. Place the plum slices around the top of the cake in a pretty pattern. Make sure they are close together. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sugar and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice over the plums. Bake for 45-55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center, comes out clean. Make SURE not to overbake! Cool for 15 minutes in the pan, and another 10 minutes out of the pan before serving!

Notes

  • Also try with fresh summer peaches, nectarines, or apricots!
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