Fresh Plum Cake

"This moist cake was adapted from a recipe I have for rhubarb cake, so you could substitute rhubarb if you don't have any plums. It's a wonderfully light cake to go with your afternoon tea or coffee."
photo by a user photo by a user
Ready In:




  • Cream butter and sugars together in a mixing bowl.
  • Add applesauce and vanilla, beating until fluffy.
  • In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients and add to sugar mixture alternately with milk.
  • Stir in plums and walnuts, if desired.
  • Spread into a greased 13 x 9 baking pan or a loaf pan and bake at 350 F or 160 C for about 35 minutes (a loaf pan may require slightly longer) or until a toothpick inserted near the centre comes out clean.
  • Serve as is, or with a dollop of whipped cream on top.

Questions & Replies

Got a question? Share it with the community!


  1. I must have done something wrong. Perhaps my plums were too ripe and I just didn't bake it long enough, even though the toothpick came out clean. It was ghastly but I don't think it was the fault of the recipe so I'm not rating it. Don't use soft plums and bake it a bit long.


This is a picture of me and my husband in Portugal, climbing up above the clouds with our bikes. Right now we are travelling around the world on our bicycles, so I only pop onto Zaar occasionally, when internet connections and time allow me to. If I don't reply to a message about one of my recipes, now you know why! Our trip may take several years so if it's urgent, it's probably better for you to post in the forums ;) Good food is really important to me -- I am happy to pay extra for food that I feel is produced in a sustainable and ethical way and always try to eat using seasonal produce. When we were in the UK we rarely shopped at supermarkets, trying instead to favour small producers, although we were very lucky in that we lived in London and there was lots of choice. We also were fortunate enough to have a weekly organic veg box delivered to our door, filled with so many lovely vegetables for very little money. It really opened my horizons in terms of the variety of vegetables I eat. If you're in the UK, check out Riverford for a box supplier as they're amazing! When I'm not eating I love to take pictures and travel with my husband. <img src="">
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes