Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

Luscious coffeecake adapted from Squalicum Lake Cottage Bed and Breakfast in Bellingham, WA. The recipe was published in a lovely cookbook, Northwest Mornings, given to me in a zaar swap by my good friend Lulu B.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix flour, 1 tablespoon sugar and baking powder together.
  3. Cut in butter until mixture looks like coarse crumbs; add 2 tablespoons heavy cream and 1 egg.
  4. Press in bottom of 9-inch square pan or pie pan and arrange plums on top.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  6. While this is baking, in a bowl combine heavy cream, sugar, egg and vanilla, using a whisk to beat together well.
  7. Pour mixture over plums and bake an additional 20-30 minutes, until custard is set.
  8. Serve warm or cool.
  9. Store in refrigerator.
Most Helpful

This was quite easy and quick to prepare. I have to admit that the crust was dry. Did I overcook it? I don't think so, as it was a nice golden brown. However, maybe I did. It was tasty for sure, but mine needed some sauce or something to soften up the crust.

Cook In Southwest August 28, 2016

Sooooo yummy. I made it for a family dinner night and it was a HIT! making it again tonight so excited to eat it. :)

KSweeney0400 September 04, 2015

Perfect amount of sweet and tart, though my crust didn't fully cook.

MRS Montgomery October 16, 2011