We used to make this as a great way to sweeten the tart plums from the tree in our yard, but any plums will do. Great when served warm with vanilla ice cream.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x13-inch cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Place the plums into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. In a large bowl, mash together 2/3 cup butter with 1 1/2 cup of white sugar until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in 3 cups of flour, the baking powder, and salt. Mix in the milk and vanilla extract to make a smooth batter. Pour the batter over the plums. Mix 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of butter, 1/4 cup of flour, and cinnamon together in a bowl to make a crumbly topping; spread over the batter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

522 calories; protein 6.8g; carbohydrates 80.9g; fat 20.1g; cholesterol 81.7mg; sodium 337mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2010
Made this tonight for my DH and SIL, (sorry I don't care for desserts). They both gave this a solid 5 stars and said that it was really delicious. DH really wanted a second piece but he was already too full. I made this recipe exactly as posted. Thanks so much for posting this recipe. I will keep it in regular rotation, as it was fairly easy to make. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/06/2011
We could taste the baking soda in this recipe. Read More
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90 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 65
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2010
Made this tonight for my DH and SIL, (sorry I don't care for desserts). They both gave this a solid 5 stars and said that it was really delicious. DH really wanted a second piece but he was already too full. I made this recipe exactly as posted. Thanks so much for posting this recipe. I will keep it in regular rotation, as it was fairly easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2011
Excellent plain or with vanilla ice cream! I'd recommend adding the milk one cup at a time so it doesn't splash everywhere when you mix it in. I'd also suggest not softening the butter in the topping and just cutting it into the mixed dry ingredients instead. If it's soft then the topping is very gooey and not crumbly at all. Tastes fine either way but it's just hard to glop the topping on the top of the batter if it's gooey. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2010
I was looking for a new way to use our plums when I came across this recipe. This is the best plum desert I've had in a long time and everyone I fed it to thought it was fantastic. I did have to make one change thou I had to bake it an additional 10 minutes as the center wasn't done. I will diffinently use this one again next year when my plums are ready. Thanks for sharing Mark Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2012
Somebody complained about the taste of baking soda. I can't see anywhere in the recipe where it calls for baking soda. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2011
I have never taken the time to rate a recipe but this one is so good I had to. I will definately be making it again (and would probably be good with many other kinds of fruit as well). The cake is nice and fluffy with a good flavor. The only change I made was a substituted part of the white sugar in the topping with brown sugar. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/06/2011
We could taste the baking soda in this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2012
Just had a slice out of the oven and this was bursting with fruity goodness. It uses a LOT of plums so you may want to cut to 6 cups. Butter can be replaced with oil and oil and sugar can all be cut by 30% without affecting taste in the least. This would be fabulous hot with vanilla ice cream. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2011
Delicious! Didn't change a thing and didn't need to! Sweet tart crispy and soft all in one pan. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2012
Made this withfresh plums that had to be used up. OMG it was delicious! I served it warm with a bit of whipped cream on the side. This is definitely a keeper! Read More
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