Plum Cake

Plum Cake


"This is a great cake for those who find the usual cakes too filling. This is great for entertaining as well as for the family. If this cake stays more than 24 hours, it should be kept refrigerated."


servings 164 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 164 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 9.1 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.4g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 93 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9 inch tube pan.
  2. Separate the eggs. In a small bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form, and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream the butter or margarine with the sugar. Beat in the egg yolks and the lemon zest.
  4. Stir together the flour and baking powder and then beat the flour mixture into the creamed mixture. Gently fold in the egg whites. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan. There will only be a little over an inch of batter. Arrange the plums, skin side down, attractively over the batter.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool before serving.
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  1. 50 Ratings


Thank you for the recipe. The cake was very easy to make. I liked that it was light and not very sweet. I served it reheated with some apple pie ice cream (limited edition from Edy's) and vanill...

One of my husband's favorite food. I too added sugar on top of the cake to add sweetness (brown sugar). I don't have to worry about refridgerating this cake, it's gone in a flash!

I added a struesel topping and added cinnamon and nutmeg to the batter. there was only one problem - I only made one!!!! Everyone loved it and wanted me to make another!!!

The cake is very good although I usually don't make recipes that reuire stiffening egg whites. The cake is light and sweet, not heavy. However, the skins on my plums are sour and I need to s...

This cake is so yummy and light. It's perfect for a summer evening. My husband LOVED it and he doesn't usually care for desserts. The only change I made was to include some brown sugar with the ...

I'm not sure why this is getting such rave reviews. No one in my house really liked this much. Maybe if you put in other fruits in addition to plums it would be better. I made it just as dire...

Very good cake! Reminds me a lot of my Mom's Pflaumenkuchen. I made it in a springform pan and sprinkled some cinnamon on the batter before laying the plums on their sides. Right before I put ...

The cake itself was very very dry and even after coating the plums in brown sugar and 1/2 tsp of almond extract and serving it with ice cream, I feel this recipe was not something I would bother...

Great recipe! My husband and toddler both loved it. It'd be great with vanilla ice-cream because it isn't too sweet. I used an electric hand mixer to beat the eggs (very easy) and baked it a reg...