Quick and Simple Plum Cake recipe

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18 plums, pitted and halved, or as needed
½ lemon, juiced and zested
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
7 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
½ cup white sugar
2 eggs
⅓ cup sour cream
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, or as needed

Nutrition Info

254.7 calories
carbohydrate: 40 g
cholesterol: 51.6 mg
fat: 9.4 g
fiber: 2.3 g
protein: 4.5 g
saturatedFat: 5.4 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 146.3 mg
sugar: 19.5 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 10-inch springform pan.

  2. Sprinkle prepared plums with lemon juice in a bowl.

  3. Combine flour, butter, sugar, eggs, sour cream, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest in the bowl of a food processor, pulse until blended. Process on low speed until smooth. Pour batter into the prepared springform pan.

  4. Arrange plums, cut-side down, on the batter. They can touch or even overlap, the more plums you can fit, the better the cake. Dust with cinnamon.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 15 to 20 minutes before serving. Run a table knife around the edges to loosen. Invert carefully onto a serving plate. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

Recipe Yield

12 servings

Recipe Note

This plum cake is quite easy and quick to make if you use a food processor. It can be mixed by hand as well, it just takes a bit more time.

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