10 Perfect Plum Cake Recipes
Sweet and juicy plums make the perfect main ingredient for impressive cakes. Ripe from May through October, they make for splendid summer and early fall baking. Try a classic upside down cake for a beautiful presentation, or try a European twist by baking up a German specialty like zwetschgendatschi or Poland's beloved drozdzowka. No matter which you choose, if your next cake includes fresh plums, it's sure to be a hit.
Peach and Plum Cake
Two summery favorites, peaches and plums make a great pair. Here they're chopped and sprinkled atop a rich vanilla cake before getting layered with cinnamon streusel and then baked to golden brown.
Kuchen is German for cake and many popular varieties include fresh fruit and a crumbly topping. Here, red Italian plums are used and topped with a buttery sugar crumb. Reviewer Marita says, "Very easy to make delicious and really pretty."
Plum Blueberry Upside Down Cake
Layered fresh blueberries and plums create a pretty, no-effort presentation for this upside down cake. "Make sure to use black plums as they will turn pink when they bake and will look beautiful," says recipe creator BLONDINI2.
You only need a few ingredients to create this wow-worthy dessert. Fresh plums are layered atop a light and fluffy cake batter flavored with fresh lemon zest.
Somewhere between a cake and a cobbler, a buckle still features fresh plums and a delectable layer of soft vanilla cake. "Delicious," says Nici. "Sweet, tart, crispy, and soft all in one pan."
Drozdzowka (Polish Yeast Plum Cake)
"Pronounced dhroz-djoo-vka, is a typical Polish yeast cake, usually enjoyed on Sunday afternoon with a cup of tea or coffee," says recipe creator Cooking Monster. This version features fresh plums, vanilla sugar, and cinnamon.
Plum Upside-Down Cake
This delicious plum cake uses both sweet and sour varieties for a perfectly balanced taste. Recipe creator crys recommends choosing underripe or just ripe plums, since extra ripe fruits will release too much juice for the cake.
Zwetschgendatschi (German Plum Sheet Cake)
"Zwetschgendatschi is a classic German plum sheet cake from Bavaria — a short crust pastry, topped with Italian plums," says Barbara. "It is traditionally served with vanilla sugar-sweetened whipped cream."
Spiced Plum Upside-Down Cake with Oats
Think of this cake as a plum version of the beloved pineapple upside-down cake. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice are the heady trio behind this decadent dessert.
Plum Custard Kuchen
Can't decide between cake or custard? This handy recipe doesn't make you choose! A fluffy cake is baked up with slices of plum, then in the last few minutes of cooking a creamy custard is poured on top.