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End-of-Summer Plum Cake

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr


  • Springform pan


  • cups flour
  • tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • tsp cardamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup milk
  • 8 tbsp butter (one stick)
  • 3 plums, each cut into 8 wedges (about 1 lb). Be sure tochoose firm, not overripe plums.
  • Sprinkle of powdered sugar (optional)


  • Set oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream butter and sugar with mixer for a couple of minutes, until soft and fluffy. Stir in vanilla and eggs. Set aside.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom.
  • Alternate mixing flour mixture and milk into creamed butter until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour thick batter into a greased cake pan. I like to use a springform pan so everyone can see the prettiness of the cake.
  • Place plum slices in a circular pattern on the cake until most of the batter is covered.
  • Bake in oven for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 min until done.
  • After cooled sprinkle powder sugar on top. (Optional)