Chocolate Plum Cake


Prep time: 
15 minutes
Cooking time: 
60 minutes


A tasty and moist cake for the glut of seasonal plums.


  • 175g butter
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 175g self raising flour
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 500g plums, halved and stoned


  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degres. Line a 20cm round or 18cm square tin with grease proof paper
  2. Reserve 8 plum halves and chop the rest.
  3. In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cocoa powder and the eggs. Mix till all the ingredients are incorporated.
  4. Fold in the chopped plums.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking pan. Level out the batter and arrange the plum halves on top, with the cut sides up. Press the gently into the batter.
  6. Bake in the oven for 1 hour. Test with a skewer in the center to come out clean and check that it's done. Allow to cool in the pan for a few mintues before removing completely. Serve warm or at room temperature. Pairs excellently with a scoop of ice cream.


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