I had some fresh plums that my husband hadn't eaten, and came up with this delicious dessert. EASY and delicious! This can be used with other stone fruit like peaches or nectarines, and I bet it would be good with apples or pears in the fall! Delicious served warm with vanilla ice cream.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 7x11-inch cake
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 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). Spray an 7x11-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • Whisk together the whole wheat flour, white flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Cream together the butter and 3/4 cup of sugar in a large bowl; mix in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir the flour mixture into the wet ingredients in two additions, mixing gently between each addition until the batter is just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish, and arrange the sliced plums over the batter. Sprinkle the fruit with 1 tablespoon sugar, and dust with cinnamon.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 50 to 55 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

265 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 35g; fat 13g; cholesterol 77mg; sodium 306.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (20)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2011
I MAKE THIS WAY TOO OFTEN. It's SO good that it's almost addicting! A great way to use leftover plums. 1 cup of all-purpose flour is fine if you don't have whole wheat - it worked for me! I tried this with gala apples but the apples came out pretty dry shriveled and flavorless. Will experiment with other apples. I tried this with nectarines too - delicious! I dipped each nectarine slice in some honey before I placed them on the dough then added the cinnamon and sugar. They came out beautifully golden and sweet! Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2011
I MAKE THIS WAY TOO OFTEN. It's SO good that it's almost addicting! A great way to use leftover plums. 1 cup of all-purpose flour is fine if you don't have whole wheat - it worked for me! I tried this with gala apples but the apples came out pretty dry shriveled and flavorless. Will experiment with other apples. I tried this with nectarines too - delicious! I dipped each nectarine slice in some honey before I placed them on the dough then added the cinnamon and sugar. They came out beautifully golden and sweet! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2010
LOVED it:D Thank you for a simple plum recipe:D I had three plums I was looking to use wisely that were a bit overly ripe... and searched for an hour before I found your recipe:) Perfect! thank you:D It was a hit with my whole family! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2011
Was very simple to make. Only change I made was using 1 cup all-purpose flour since I don't have whole wheat flour on hand. The only negative was that the flavor wasn't as sweet as I was hoping. Maybe more sugar would make it better? Took a picture as well and will add that to the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2012
I used more plums than called for and will use even more for my next bake - probably 5 or 6 med. I added a tsp or so of vanilla for some added flavour. I will make again with more vanilla and more cinnamon. Great quick dessert. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2013
I only had six small plum and was finding it very difficult to find a recipe to suit when I came across this one. It tasted fabulous and was very easy to make. I know some people have made this recipe with just plain flour but I would urge you to use the whole wheat flour. It gives the cake an almost nutty flavor and a bit more texture. The only thing I changed was to add more sugar to my plums as they weren't particularly sweet. My whole family loved it. Thank you Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2015
Dad loved this he is the plum guy in the family. But the last plums we bought were not as sweet as he liked so I tried this recipe. Very easy recipe things you would already have in your pantry I did add a 1 teaspoon of vanilla and used 1/2 brown sugar instead of all white. Probably sprinkled a little extra on top too. Would make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2013
Fantasic. I used about 2x the plums cut into cubes and pressed all the way down into the batter. Rave reviews and so easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2017
The only thing I changed was to substitute coconut oil for the butter. My son has a dairy allergy and butter substitutes don't always bake well. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. It was FABULOUS. So much easier than making a pastry crust and everyone in my family loved it. Only complaint I had was that it was a little salty so I may cut back the salt a bit next time. Because I definitely plan to make this again and again. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2019
This was a wonderful way to use the over abundant plums from our tree! I added a tsp of cinnamon, a half tsp each of ginger and nutmeg, and a quarter tsp each of allspice and ground cloves to the dry ingredients. Scrumptious! Read More
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