Spiced Plum Pound Cake

READY IN: 1hr 25mins




  • Cut each plum half into 3 wedges and set aside. Combine the sugar, cinnamon and other spices in a bowl and set aside.
  • Cake:
  • Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla until pale and light. Gradually beat in the eggs.
  • Combine the flour, salt and baking powder and gently mix into the butter mixture. Don’t over beat or the cake will be tough.
  • Spread half of the batter in the base of the loaf tin (app. 25cm x 13cm and 7½ cm deep) lined with parchment paper, then scatter over half of the plums. Sprinkle half of the brown sugar mixture over the top. Repeat with the remaining batter, plums and sugar.
  • Bake in the oven at 150°C fan for about 1 h 10 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cover the top loosely with foil if getting too brown. Cool completely before removing from the tin.
  • Icing:
  • Combine icing sugar with enough lemon juice to make a smooth, thick but pourable icing.
  • Serve dusted with icing sugar or drizzle with lemon icing.