Simple Plum Cake


  • 150g caster sugar
  • 115g butter, at room temperature
  • 140g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 12 plums, pitted and halved
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons caster sugar, for sprinkling


  • Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  • Beat sugar and butter until fluffy with electric mixer. Mix flour and baking powder and sift into creamed mixture. Beat in eggs and salt. Mix everything well.
  • Pour batter into a greased 26cm round springform tin and smooth out. Top with the plums (cut side up) and sprinkle with 1-2 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon.
  • Bake in preheated oven on lowest shelf for 40-50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool to room temperature or serve warm.