Saturday, August 20, 2022

Plum Cake #CakeSliceBakers

 I served up this plum cake for my friend and neighbor, Michelle's, birthday.  It was a wonderful, seasonal way to celebrate her day.

Plum Cake

It's time for the Cake Slice Bakers......

Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through. This year it is Zoë Bakes Cakes by Zoē François. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes!

Follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages where you can find all of our cakes, as well as inspiration for many other cakes. You can also click on the links below to take you to each of our cakes. If you have a blog and are interested in joining The Cake Slice Bakers and baking along with us, please send an email to thecakeslicebakers at gmail dot com for more details.

The Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends. This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and bake through this book.

It is a new year and a new book - Zoë Bakes Cakes - and our choices for August 2022 were ~

Plum Cake
Best Ever Chocolate-Zucchini Bundt Cake

Blackberry Diva Cake

Plum Cake

Author, Zoē François, says that this may be her favorite cake in the book.  I thought it would be mine as well for several reasons.  I LOVE plums and I dislike frosting and this cake is topped with cinnamon sugar.

plum cake

I had been to the Farmer's Market and had bought some fresh plums that I let sit on the counter for a day before using them for this cake.  This cake was good but definitely not my favorite of those I have made thus far from this book.  I think that distiction is going to the Jaconde that I shared in January.  

Plum Cake Pin

This Plum Cake would have benefited from a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream, neither of which I had on hand when I served it up.  I would reccomend that if you make this cake, and you should, plan on serving it warmed with some vanilla ice cream on top.

Desserts, Cake, Plums, Coffeecake
Yield: 12 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Plum Cake

Plum Cake

Fresh plums enfolded in tender cake, topped with cinnamon sugar.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 1 H & 5 MTotal time: 1 H & 15 M


  • 10 T. butter, room temperature
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. almond flour
  • 1/4 c. white whole wheat flour
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 plums, quartered
  • cinnamon sugar for sprinkling
  • 2 T. butter, chilled, cut into small dice


  1. Place the butter, sugar, eggs, milk, and vanilla into the bowl of a food processor, and mix until smooth. Add the flours, baking powder and salt. Pulse until combined and smooth.
  2. Pour into a 9" springform pan that has been lined with parchment and treated with baking spray.
  3. Add the plums, making a large circle on the outside edge, filled with a smaller circle inside.
  4. Bake in a preheated 375* oven for 45 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar. Scatter butter pieces over all and return to the oven for about another 20 minutes, until a skewer inserted removes cleanly.
  6. Remove the sides of the pan and place cake onto a wire rack to cool


Adapted from Zoe Bakes Cakes

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  1. I love your candles! It's funny how this is Zoe's favorite cake in the book! At least it's super easy. I wish I'd had whipped cream for sure.

    1. Angel Face did the candles LOL....yes, I was expecting more since it was her favorite.

  2. Replies
    1. We are all lucky neighbors. This is a great place to live.

  3. A la mode! That would have been a great idea. We enjoyed ours immensely, but no one complains about ice cream or whipped cream on top, right?!


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