Plum crumble cake recipe

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20 min


1 hr

This juicy plum crumble cake is somewhere between a sponge cake and a crumble (2 of our favourite things!) and it’s delicious! Make it with plums, apricots, apples or rhubarb – or a tasty combination of them!


  • For the topping:
  • 115g margarine or butter
  • 115g granulated sugar
  • 140g flour (self-raising or plain)
  • For the base:
  • 150g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 150g margarine or butter
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 2tsp milk
  • Fruit:
  • 500g plums, stoned and halved


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350ºF/Gas Mark 4 and grease and line a 20cm square cake tin with baking

  • parchment.

  • In a bowl, rub the butter and flour together with your fingers until it looks like coarse, sticky breadcrumbs. Then, stir the sugar in.

  • In a separate bowl, make the sponge base by creaming the margarine or butter and sugar together, then beating in the eggs.

  • Then, stir in the flour and add the milk – beat the mixture well.

  • Spread the sponge mixture into the cake tin. Place the plum halves on top of the base, on their sides or
    cut side up, crowding them closely together. Finally scatter the crumble mixture over the plums.

  • Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Leave to cool in the tin before serving.

Top tip for making Plum crumble cake

Try adding a pinch of mixed spice, cinnamon or ginger to the crumble topping

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