Chocolate and Plum Cake

chocolate and plum cake

There are plums everywhere in the shops and how can I just walk past them? I picked up a box and I knew I wanted to put them in cake. I had bookmarked a recipe a while ago and tried my hands on it last night. It’s very simple but I did replace one ingredient and alter the method of making the batter. It has turned out moist, gooey and the presence of plum is quite prominent. Give it a go and you’ll have another go-to recipe for another chocolate cake.

chocolate and plum cake

I’m going to have a slice with some coffee in this gloomy weather which I love so much. You could have it with a scoop of ice cream or some whipped cream too.


1 8 inch cake (8-10 slices)

Prep time:

15 mins

Cooking time:

up to 60 mins


Plums – 3-4 halved

Flour – 1 1/4 cups

Cocoa powder – 1/4 cup

Baking powder – 1.5 tsp

Yoghurt (or milk) – 1/2 cup

Egg – 1

Butter – 1/2 cup at room temperature

Sugar – 3/4 cup

Vanilla – 1.5 tsp


Pre-heat your oven at 180 degrees C while you whip up the batter.

Beat butter and sugar till their well incorporated and light.

Add the egg and vanilla, and whisk some more.

Now add the yoghurt and mix with a spatula.

Mix the dry ingredients together and add it to the wet ones.

The mixture will be very thick. But if it isn’t pliable add a tbsp of milk or warm water.

Spoon the batter on to a parchment paper lined 8 inch round cake tin.

Stud the top of the batter with the plum halves, skin side facing down. Press them well into the batter.

Bake for 50-60 mins. Mine took just over 60 mins. So, do check yours at the 50 min mark.

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