Plum Pudding Cake

Plum Pudding Cake

This old-fashioned dessert has a sweet cake layer on top and a juicy plum pudding filling beneath! It's simple to make and a great recipe for your extra plums!


9 servings


1 cup all-purpose or cake flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoons oil
2 cups washed and halved plums (pits removed, too!)
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup boiling water


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

2. Beat in the milk and oil. Spread mixture in an ungreased 8x8-inch baking dish. Layer the halved plums on top.

3. Whisk together the brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the plum-topped batter. Pour the boiling water over everything!

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour, until cake is browned on top. (The top layer should test done with a fork with only a few crumbs, if you're unsure.)

Serve warm or cold. Perfect with ice cream or all by itself! :)

Plum Pudding Cake

Plum Pudding Cake

Additional Notes: 

This recipe is a family favorite from my friend Leona. Read more of my notes about this recipe for plum pudding cake here!

Preparation Time: 

25 minutes

Cooking Time: 

1 hour

Tammy's Review: 

Easy and delicious, this is the perfect Autumn or holiday dessert!

Fresh plums


A fast dessert to make and delicious! I had frozen plum halves in the freezer and they worked very well in this recipe. A bit sweeter than I like desserts, but it was very yummy. :)


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