Easy Sunday Cooking: My Mom’s Plum Cake Recipe

This cake is so easy you wont’ believe it. It takes a bit more than half an hour from taking the bowl in which you’re going to mix the ingredients to taking the cake out from the oven. It looks nice and it tastes like heaven ; )

I made it with plums, but you can use other fruit: apricots, peaches, grapes, apple. Be creative. Here’s my recipe:

How to make the plum cake:

You will need:

  • 2 eggs
  • half a cup of white sugar
  • half a cup of oil
  • one cup and a half flour
  • one teaspoon baking soda
  • 4-5 plums

Psst! You can do this recipe with a mixer, but my suggestion is to use a wooden spoon. It’s just more fun. Don’t trust me – try it.

  1. Cut the plums in one finger thick slices.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 185 C/ 360 F
  3. Beat the eggs with the sugar. Add the oil and mix some more. Sing a silly tune.
  4. Mix the baking soda in the flour.
  5. Start snowing the flour on top of the egg/sugar/oil mix. Mix some more. Continue adding flour until you get a creamy shiny texture.
  6. Put the soft dough in a tray, over a layer of cooking paper.
  7. Arrange the sliced plums on top of the dough.
  8. Bake for 25 min.

It’s ok if you share it with people you love. Also ok if you bake one for your new neighbor. Have a happy new week 🙂

Later Edit: Lovely OzzieFoodie (check out her cooking blog, it’s super interesting!) commented that after 25 minutes her cake was still uncooked in the middle. This can vary, depending on your oven and the baking mould you are using (more exactly how thick it is).

One thing I do to see if the cake is ready is to stick a spaghetti in the middle of the cake. If it comes out with dough – you should continue baking; if it’s dry, it’s done.

Another important thing is to put the cake in the well heated oven.

  • armyofmice

    Un premiu al soarelui te asteapta la mine pe blog 🙂 Vreau si eu praji!! trimiti?!

    • Sky

      Am vazut! Nu prea ma prind care e treaba cu premiul, dar ma bucur :))
      Iti trimit daca promiti sa mananci cum o fi:>

  • armyofmice

    E un fel de leapsa 🙂 Trebuie sa il trimiti mai departe. Daca vrei. Eu am trimis la 5 pt ca asa era pe blogul de unde am primit. Si prajitura arata ff bine in poza 😀 Eu as manca din ea. Plus ca seamana mult cu cea pe care o face mama. Si e buna!!

  • Andreea

    ino, vrei sa fii sotia mea? si pentru ca stiu ca vrei, in loc de verighete la nunta, te rog sa faci niste colaci sa ni-i punem pe degete. hahahahaha

    • Sky

      ahaha iti fac si cercei din paste daca vrei 😀

  • What a beautiful cake!

    • Sky

      Thank you, Barbara 🙂

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  • Ozlem

    I just made this cake tonight as I was looking for an easy recipe with plums. It looked delicious when I took it out of the oven, BUT, it was not cooked in the middle! The sides were perfect and tasted great, however the middle was still doughy. I used whole white wheat flour instead of AP flour so I guess it needed more time to cook as a result? Anyways, the cake it self was very good but the plums just don’t seem to hold their flavor when cooked (and I even sprinked sugar on top). Thank you for a super easy recipe that I will try again with other fruit!

    • Sky

      Hey,

      I am so glad you tried it!
      Yes, I would say that you should have maybe cook it longer at a lower temperature. (Depends on your owen too.)
      About the plums, you could “marinate” the plums in sugar for one hour before you put them in the cake.