Plum Tea Cake

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"This tea cake is not an overly sweet cake, and it will depend on the plums as to how sweet it will be. Although I have found that people who like things sweet and sour really do enjoy this cake. You can substitute any other stone fruit for the plums although do not vary the cake ingredients as the fruit needs to sink to just the right level in the cake ~ too thick the fruit will not sink a little and sit too high on the cake .... and too thin the fruit will sink to the bottom of the cake. NOTE: A spring form pan is suggested in the recipe, but I use a loaf pan. Also I follow the cup and spoon measurements (in brackets) not the weight in grams that was needed to post the recipe."

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (73.2 g)
  • Calories 179.6
  • Total Fat - 6.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 65.4 mg
  • Sodium - 92.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 25.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.2 g
  • Sugars - 6 g
  • Protein - 5.3 g
  • Calcium - 25.9 mg
  • Iron - 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 170C

Step 2

Spray and line a loaf cake tin. (Spring form can be used)

Step 3

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and creamy.

Step 4

Add the eggs and beat in well.

Step 5

Add the flour, milk, vanilla and mix gently till combined.

Step 6

Spread the mix into the cake tin.

Step 7

Cut the plums in half, remove seeds and gently press (not too hard the plums are to sit on top) the halved plums cut side down on top of the cake mix.

Step 8

Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle the topping mix over the top.

Step 9

Bake for 40 minutes.

Step 10

Test with a skewer. Cool in tin.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews

Peggy Bright

Love this tea cake—let me count the ways. It's quick and easy to make, not too sweet, uses up some fruit from my plum tree, looks great on a plate and is delicious. Not sure the measure of 90 grams of plums is right. I baked this in a 9x9 tin and used 8 plums. Once pitted, they weighed close to 300 grams (10 ounces).


review by:
(10 Feb 2021)


I made the hubby a treat...the batter is very close to what his Mother used when she made her German plum cake...although she spread it out on a large cookie sheet and used more plums...this came out excellent...I used a 9-inch spring-form pan...and about 10 small plums off of a neighbors tree...this is not a sweet cake...even with the brown sugar/cinnamon's more like a coffee cake...that's why the hubby enjoyed it with a cup of coffee...I plan to make this again if the nice neighbors share their plum again...if not...I guess I'll be buying some at the farmers market...made for Pick Me tag game...


review by:
(29 Aug 2020)

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