Plum cake

The plums are here, and we are making lots of lovely desserts and cakes with plums right now. This very simple plum cake is one of our favorites. Both because it is so easy and cheap, but also because it just tastes good. Read along here and get our recipe for plum cake.

Plum cake on plate with plums and knife

Easy cake with plums

This plum cake is one of the late summer favorites at our home right now. The plums are ripe, and of course, that means plum cake.

This cake is so easy to make and we make it quite often. It also works with apples, pears, rhubarb, raspberries, and other fruits and berries. It is actually only your imagination that sets the limit to what you can put into the cake.

The plum cake here was eaten as a dessert, but it is also wonderful as a piece of afternoon cake with a cup of coffee.

It keeps delicious and moist for several days if you can refrain from eating it all.

Unfortunately, we don’t have plums in the garden, so this is made with plums from the supermarket, but if you have them in the garden, you should of course use them. We top the cake with almond flakes, they taste good and give the cake a little crunch.

plum cake with almond flakes on plate with fresh plums

Ingredient notes

Plums – Ripe and delicious plums. You can use them from the garden or some you bought from the supermarket or greengrocer.

Almond Flakes – Almonds and plums just go well together. That’s why we add almond flakes, but of course, you can easily skip that or replace it with other types of nuts.

Vanilla – We use vanilla paste when we bake because it’s easy. You can also use grains from a vanilla bean instead if you prefer.

Butter – This cake just needs real butter to be delicious and spongy in just the right way.

How to make a plum cake?

Fortunately, it is super easy to make this delicious plum cake with almonds yourself. First, cut out the plums. About half is cut into bite-sized cubes to fit inside the cake, and the other half is cut into slices to put on top of the cake.

Then the batter must be made. You do this by whisking eggs and sugar until fluffy and then adding flour and baking powder. Melted butter and vanilla are then poured in before the plum cubes are turned into the batter.

The batter is poured into a greased springform pan and the plum slices are placed on top of the cake. Finally, it is sprinkled with almond flakes and baked in the oven for 40-50 minutes until it is cooked through.

When the cake has cooled down, it can be taken out of the tin and served as it is or with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Find the full recipe further down this page.

homemade plum cake with almond flakes

Frequently asked questions

Can the cake be frozen?

Yes, you can easily freeze this plum cake after it is baked. If necessary, warm it briefly in the oven before serving.

Can I use anything else than plums for this cake?

Yes. This cake can be used as a basic recipe for almost all kinds of fruit and berry cakes. Try it, for example, as rhubarb cake, pineapple cake, pear cake, or blackberry cake.

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plum cake on a white plate with fresh plums

Tips and tricks for plum cake

  • The baking time for this cake depends a lot on how ripe and juicy the plums are. If the plums are very soft and release a lot of liquid, the cake may need to be baked a little longer than indicated. Check when the cake is baked by sticking a skewer or fork in the middle of the cake and see if there is raw batter hanging on it when you take it out.

Serving suggestions

  • Serve the cake as a dessert with homemade vanilla ice cream.
  • Serve as an afternoon cake with a good cup of coffee.

Do you love plums? Try our recipe for Plum trifle

cake with plums and almond flakes on a white platter with fresh plums and a knife
fresh plum cake with almonds on top

Recipe for easy autumn cake with fresh plums

Here is our recipe for a delicious plum cake with almond flakes on top. It is a wonderful late summer cake that can be served as a dessert or afternoon cake.

We hope you will want to try the recipe and serve the lovely cake to your family or friends. It is quite obvious if you are lucky enough to have plums in your garden.

Plum cake on plate with plums and knife

Plum cake

Recipe for plum cake
Delicious and spongy cake with plums and almond flakes on top. It is a wonderful late summer cake that can be served as a dessert with vanilla ice cream or just as an afternoon cake, possibly with creme fraiche or whipped cream.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Cake
Cuisine Danish
Servings 6 people
Calories 602 kcal


  • 8 plums
  • 200 g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 g sugar
  • 200 g all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste or grains from 1 vanilla bean
  • 50 g almond flakes



  • The oven is preheated to 180 degrees Celcius, normal heat.
  • Wash the plums, cut them in half, and remove the stone. Cut half of the plums into bite-sized cubes, and cut the other half into slices to put on top of the cake.
    8 plums

The batter:

  • Melt the butter in a saucepan and let it cool before using.
    200 g butter
  • Put eggs and sugar in a bowl and whisk until light, white, and fluffy. Here it is an advantage to use an electric whisk or a mixer.
    2 eggs, 200 g sugar
  • Then add flour and baking powder and whisk again until it has become a smooth mixture.
    200 g all purpose flour, 1 tsp baking powder
  • Gradually add the melted cooled butter and vanilla while still whisking. When the batter is completely smooth, carefully turn the cubes of plums around in the batter.
    1 tsp vanilla paste
  • Find a springform pan of approx. 22 cm. in diameter and grease it with butter. Then sprinkle it with flour. Now pour the batter with the pieces of plum into the pan and spread it in an even layer.
  • Spread the plum slices over the top of the cake and press them down lightly.
  • Finish by sprinkling almond flakes over the cake.
    50 g almond flakes


  • Bake the cake for approx. 40-50 min in the preheated oven. It is important to check the cake along the way, otherwise, you run the risk of it becoming dry. If raw batter still hangs on the knife when you stick it in the cake, it needs a little more time in the oven.
  • When the cake is ready, cool it before removing it from the tin.
  • Serve it with sour cream or vanilla ice cream, or just as it is.


Serving: 1personCalories: 602kcalCarbohydrates: 71gProtein: 8gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 307mgPotassium: 264mgFiber: 3gSugar: 43gVitamin A: 1216IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 88mgIron: 2mg
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