Honey Plum Dessert Cake

Jenny Morris, Plums


  • 1 cup sifted cake flour
  • Β½ cup sugar
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 100ml melted butter
  • 125ml warm milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • 600g stoned sliced plums tossed in 1 tablespoon of honey


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 Β°C degrees
  2. Place the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt to a mixing bowl and stir together.
  3. In another bowl whisk together the butter, milk, vanilla, and lastly whisk in the eggs and orange zest.
  4. Stir the flour into the wet ingredients.
  5. Arrange the plums into the base of a buttered pie dish.
  6. Spoon over the batter and bake for 25-30minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  7. Five minutes before the cake is ready, melt the honey and butter together and stir until combined.
  8. Remove the cake from the oven and pour over the hot honey butter mixture, while the cake is hot.