Friday, 13 January 2012

Cinnamon Plum Cake

 Plums are in season...yay!!!

I have so many childhood memories that involve plums ~ both my parents are Hungarian and plums feature heavily in loads of my family recipes... there is a really dense dark plum jam that my mother makes which is heavenly!

Today I went to the Central Markets and was so excited to find so many new season plums ...

I'm not sure of the actual name of the green variety BUT how cool ripe when green!

I also had the lovely blood that I got from the Adelaide Show Markets. I made this dish using all 4 different varieties...I love cooking with many varieties of the same fruit ~ like 3 -4 different types of apples... pretty unconventional I think but what happens is the melding of flavours and textures with each variety contributing its qualities...

Tonight I thought I'd share with you a cake from my childhood its really easy and SO delicious..

The house still smells like plums and cinnamon..

Cinnamon Plum Cake with Crumble Topping

you will need...

makes 1 x 23cm cake ~ 10 serves 8 -10
prep about 20 mins
cooking time 50 - 60 mins

Cake ~
250g soft butter
4 eggs
3/4 cup castor sugar
2 cups self raising flour

2 cups of mixed plums chopped and de-pipped
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons castor sugar

1 cup SR flour
1/2 cup castor sugar
100g butter softened

To make this cake is so easy...

Heat your oven to 200c

You place the butter, eggs, flour and sugar in a bowl and beat until just combined ~ don't over beat!

Butter and flour a cake tin and then pour in the cake batter ~ its quite thick but trust me it works

In a bowl place you plums and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and then evenly place on top of the batter like so ~

To make the crumble combine the butter, sugar and flour and mix until it is combined and forms a crumbly dough...

Top the plums with cruble and into the oven for about 1 hour...

And this

becomes warm...


Honey Lady


  1. My mouth is watering!!!! Looks fabulous HL and i bet it tastes heavenly. Loving the blog and your recipes!!!!

    1. Thanks so much! Its a self taught recipe based on the amazing Thai food of White Dove.... so fresh and light and yet still filling HL

    2. ooops thought you were talking about the thai beef salad! LOL... when I made this cake I was taken back to my childhood! HL

  2. IT WAS YUMMY!!!! Had to take it into work and share it though or I would have eaten it all to myself. Couldn't find a veritey of plums only could get white flesh. I;d imagine the red flesh would be sweeter and much more delish. Thanks again HL.