Recipes for cakes with plums in all ways

Did you know that plums have a low glycemic index?

Thanks to which this fruit is suitable for diabetics.

They are also a great helper when it comes to intestinal microflora – especially the dried ones…

… and that is why they are so popular in combination with muesli and yogurt.

So hooray for plum tarts!

Traditional plum cake

If you have plums rolling in your garden, there is nothing easier than making a quick cake out of them.

You will need:

  • 8 medium-sized plums
  • 2 cups semi-coarse flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 12 teaspoons of butter
  • 1 egg
  • round baking dish with a diameter of 22 centimeters

Preparation process:

  • First, preheat the oven to 40 degrees.
  • Mix the butter, sugar, sifted flour and eggs together.
  • Mix until the ingredients are completely combined.
  • Wash the plums, remove the pits and cut them into slices.
  • Cut the plums into slices and discard the pits.
  • Grease the mold with butter or line it with baking paper.
  • Using your fingers, spread ⅔ of the dough into the mold.
  • Then stack the plum slices on top.
  • Cover the plums with the remaining dough – you can grate it on top of the plums or roll it out with a rolling pin and place it on top of them.
  • Bake at 180 degrees for about 45 minutes.
a classic cake with a plum filling and the inscription PLUM from the dough on the surface

Cake with plums and crumb

Do you also like cakes with crunchy crumbs? Bake this recipe – it’s quick and easy.

You will need:


  • 1 cup semi-coarse flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or seeds from a vanilla pod
  • ½ teaspoon of lemon zest
  • ½ cup room temperature butter
  • 2 eggs
  • plums

Baby girl:

  • 1 cup semi-coarse flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup room temperature butter

Preparation process:

  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees.
  • In a bowl, mix the sifted flour with the baking powder.
  • Add sugar, vanilla extract, fresh lemon zest, butter and eggs.
  • Mix all the ingredients into a smooth and creamy dough.
  • Prepare a round mold with a diameter of 22 centimeters – grease it with butter or line it with baking paper.
  • Pour the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  • Clean the plums and cut them into slices.
  • Carefully start stacking them in an orderly fashion on top of the dough in the form.
  • Once you’re done, prepare your crumble.
  • Put flour, sugar, cinnamon in a bowl – mix everything.
  • Then add butter at room temperature to the loose mixture and combine the ingredients – crumbs should form, add flour or butter depending on the density.
  • Sprinkle the resulting crumb over the plums in the cake.
  • Bake for 50 minutes at 180 degrees – until the top is lightly golden.
cake baked with plums and sprinkled with crumbs
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Poppy pie with plums

Poppy pie with plums is the perfect choice if you want to enjoy cold days with hot tea and a good book.

You will need:


  • 120 grams of rye flour
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • a small pinch of salt
  • 65 grams of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 egg yolk


  • 200 milliliters of milk,
  • vanilla pod
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 200 grams of poppy seeds
  • 1 egg white
  • 4-5 plums
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Preparation process:

  • First, mix all the dry ingredients – flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt and mix them.
  • Add cubed butter to the loose mixture and mix into a crumbly dough.
  • Add honey and egg yolk and mix everything until a classic dough is formed.
  • Press the dough evenly into a round mold, pierce it several times with a fork and put it in the fridge for half an hour.
  • In the meantime, prepare the plums, wash them, remove unwanted objects and cut each plum into 4-6 slices.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  • Put the finished dough in the oven and let it bake for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the filling.
  • Pour the milk into a pot and start heating it.
  • Add honey, sugar, cinnamon and seeds from the vanilla pod.
  • Mix everything together, as soon as bubbles form on the sides of the pot, add ground poppy seeds, boil for a while and let cool.
  • In another bowl, beat the egg white until stiff and carefully fold it into the cooled filling.
  • Spread the whole mixture on the pre-baked cake and put it back in the oven.
  • Bake for about 50 minutes at 165 degrees.
baked round cake with plums on top
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Sourdough plum cakes

You can try how our German neighbors bake yeast cakes with this recipe.

You will need:

  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar
  • 3 cups semi-coarse flour
  • 1 cube of yeast
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract
  • finely grated lemon zest from one lemon
  • 9 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1.5 kilograms of ripe plums

Baby girl:

  • 1 ½ cups coarse flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 10 tablespoons of chilled butter

Preparation process:

  • First prepare the yeast.
  • Put a cup of flour in a bowl and make a well in it.
  • Crumble the yeast into the hole, sprinkle it with a teaspoon of sugar and pour warm milk over it.
  • Stir the mixture a little, cover the bowl with a towel, put it in a warm place and let it stand for about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, beat the egg yolks with the sugar.
  • Add salt, vanilla and almond extract, lemon zest and mix.
  • Add the resulting yeast, flour and butter to the mixture – you need to “knead” the dough properly – if you have a home robot, use it, it will make your work easier.
  • Place the finished non-sticky dough in a bowl, cover with a tea towel, place in a warm place and leave to rise for 2 hours.
  • While the dough is rising, prepare the plums.
  • Wash them, remove the seeds and cut them in half, which you will cut in half again.
  • Once the dough has risen, spread it with your fingers into a mold or baking sheet.
  • Stack the prepared plums in the dough and cover the whole tray again with a towel and let it rise for another hour.
  • Mix the flour, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • Add the cooled butter, vanilla extract and use your fingers to combine all the ingredients to form a crumb.
  • Pour the finished crumb on the risen cake.
  • Bake at 160 degrees for about one hour.
yeast cake baked with plums and sprinkled with crumbs
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Plum cakes with cottage cheese

Cottage cheese is a great addition to any dessert. For example, try the recipe for plum dumplings with cottage cheese.

You will need:

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 2 cups semi-coarse flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 bags of vanilla sugar
  • 1 bag of baking powder
  • 500 grams of ripe plums
  • 125 grams of butter
  • 1.5 cups of milk
  • 2 eggs


  • 500 grams of soft cottage cheese
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla pudding – powder

Preparation process:

  • First, wash and pit the plums.
  • Put the milk, warmed butter, sugar, vanilla sugar and eggs in a bowl and whisk.
  • Sift the flour together with the baking powder and mix into the whipped mixture.
  • Pour the dough onto the prepared tray – greased or lined with baking paper.
  • Place the tray in the preheated oven and let the dough bake at 180 degrees.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the cottage cheese filling.
  • Beat the cottage cheese, egg yolks, sugar, milk and custard powder.
  • Take the pre-baked cake out of the oven and spread the cheese filling on it.
  • Finally, place the plums on top of this filling.
  • Put the tray back in the oven and finish baking.
cake baked with cheese filling and topped with plums
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Plum cakes with almonds

You will need:

  • 150 grams of butter
  • 150 grams of granulated sugar
  • 240 grams of almond flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of orange liqueur
  • grated orange peel
  • ¼ teaspoon of almond essence
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 75 grams of plain flour
  • 4 larger plums cut into eighths
  • 300 milliliters of whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
  • 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar

Preparation process:

  • First, preheat the oven to 160 degrees and prepare a baking dish.
  • Beat the butter with the sugar until the mixture has a creamy consistency.
  • Gradually add almond flour to this mixture.
  • In another bowl, mix eggs, orange peel, almond essence, baking powder and salt and also beat while gradually adding flour.
  • Finally, combine the two mixtures together, mix thoroughly and pour into the mold.
  • Mix the prepared plums with powdered sugar and carefully place them on the dough.
  • Bake for 40 minutes at 160 degrees.
  • Once the cake is done, let it cool for at least 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the whipped cream.
  • Beat the cream with powdered sugar and cardamom – be careful not to overbeat the cream.
  • Serve the cake slightly warm with sweet cream.
cake baked with plums, sprinkled with almonds and powdered sugar
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Still have plenty of plums left? Do not hesitate and get inspired by recipes for canning plums .

And how can plums be used apart from delicious cakes and traditional slivovica?

Plum cakes are the perfect summer treat. A fresh mineral water is just the right thing to do with it. With the Sodastream makers tested by us, you can make different flavors. See if they would be worth it for you too.

Plum oil for beautiful skin

Have you heard of plum oil, which is made from plum pits, which are rich in oil? Recipes for oils are different, try it yourself.

What is plum oil?

Plum oil is cold-pressed and obtained from plum pits. Its effects are up to six times stronger than marula oil and eight times stronger than argan oil.

Properties of plum oil

Plum oil is full of nourishing omega fatty acids and vitamins A and E that heal and hydrate dry skin, hair and nails far better than any other oil.

Plum oil also has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce puffiness, irritation, dark spots, dark circles, wrinkles, and dry skin. It is also suitable for soothing irritated skin such as eczema and psoriasis.

plum oil

And what plum dishes do you like? Do you prefer classic plum dumplings or pies?

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