Poppy Seed Plum Cake

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Lalaloula

This cake makes use of gorgeous summer ripe plums. It is easy to put together, looks quite beautiful and tastes super yummy. It is only slightly sweet and has a great fruity flavour that goes great with the poppy seeds.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

Followed your recipe right on down & was extremely pleased with the beautiful cake that came out of the oven ~ Wished I had a camera to take a picture, but unfortunately I don't have one! This cake was shared with my son & DIL, & we all agreed that the combo of poppy seeds & great tasting plums made for a delightful dessert, & it's one I'll be making again, for sure! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make the poppy seed filling place ground poppy seeds in a bowl and add the hot milk and vanilla extract. Allow to steep for 15 minutes, then add the butter and sugar. Mix well and set aside.
  2. For the cake batter cream butter and sugar in a big bowl for 6 minutes. Add vanilla extract and salt.
  3. Beat in each egg separately for 30 seconds.
  4. Then fold in the poppy seed filling mix.
  5. In a second bowl combine flour and baking powder. Add this to the butter mixture and stir to combine using a wooden spoon.
  6. Spread batter in a paper-lined or greased springform pan (26 cm/10 in in diameter).
  7. Stick the plum quarters into the dough arranging them in circles on the batter.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven at 180°C/350°F for 65 minutes or until tester inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  9. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely or serve at room temperature.
  10. Enjoy!

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