Ah…Prune Plums

It is a sure sign of fall when the stores get Prune Plums on the shelves! I could not resist buying the large container of them at my local Costco last week, but really, Murray & I can not eat all of those ourselves so it is time to make Plum Cakes. I have two delicious recipes on this site so I am going to share them both with you & then I am going to get baking! Let me know if you try wither of these & what you think in the comments!

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Here are the Dessert recipes I told you I would post!

Fall is the perfect time for desserts made with Apples & also Prune Plums which are available in the stores now! The recipes in this post are

Apple Cinnamon Twist, Apple Rum Cake, Apple Crisp, Apple Coffee Cake, Apple Cake- Smitten Kitchen Apple Sharlotka, Phyllo Pastry Apple Strudel, Plum Cake #1 & Plum Cake #2 ( my fav!)

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Prune Plum Cake

Prune Plum Cake ,,,Fall is the time for Prune Plums. These are my favourite plums actually so even though seeing them means the end of summer, I am always happy when they are on the store shelves.

Smitten Kitchen posted this recipe, Purple Plum Torte,  The recipe that Smitten Kitchen posted was made with butter, but I wanted it to be parve, non-dairy, so I substituted the butter with oil. I loved the texture of the cake using the oil, so I am going to make it this way always!

The cake has plums on top of the batter & they sink into the cake as it bakes. This cake is made in a spring form pan but if you do not have one use an equivalent size baking pan & make sure you grease it well so that the cake will come out easily when cut.

Here is the recipe thanks to Smitten Kitchen for posting it…I changed 1 thing only so I have the recipe here with the changes I made


For the cake

1 cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

pinch of salt

1 cup sugar

6 tbsp oil

2 large eggs

For the topping

12 purple plums

2 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tbsp sugar


Preheat oven to 350f

Grease a 9 inch springform pan within-stick spray

You can easily mix this cake by hand, using oil instead of butter makes this easy!

  1. Whisk the flour, baking powder & salt together in a bowl
  2. In a different bowl, whisk sugar & oil together
  3. Add the eggs to the sugar/oil mixture & mix well until smooth & well combined
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones & using a spoon, mix well
  5. Cut the plums in half & remove the pit
  6. Put the cut plums cut side down on top of the batter…cover the top
  7. Sprinkle the lemon juice over the plums
  8. Mix the siccamon & the sugar together & sprinkle over the plums
  9. Bake the cake in the preheated oven for for approximatley 45 minutes..
  10. Cool the cake in the springform pan on a rack, if you have made this in a cake pan, you can let it cool for about 15 minutes the remove & finish cooling on the cooling rack.
  11. Remove the ring of the sjpringform pan to serve…
  12. When the cake was cool I dusted the top of the cake with some icing sugar…


I didted teh top with icing sugar