Victoria Plum Bake Recipe

When we got the allotment it came with a tiny orchard of apple, pear, and plum trees.  It appears the Victoria plums are the first to ripen so when I noticed some had dropped off the tree, I figured out it might be time to harvest them.  

It's not a huge crop.  There are not enough for jam making but too many to eat out of hand so I decided to use them for baking.  Here is a quick and easy dessert just right for those small batches of plums. 

Victoria Plum Bake

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.  Butter a baking dish and set aside while you make the sponge mixture.

3 oz (75 grams) butter- room temperature
3 oz (75 grams) caster sugar
4 oz (100 grams) self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Beat the ingredients until they make a sooth batter.  Spread the batter evenly into the buttered baking dish. 

Top the batter with plums sliced in half and stones removed.  I also removed the outer skin but you don't have to.  

Mix together 2 Tablespoons of caster sugar and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Sprinkle this over the top of the plums.  Bake for about 30 minutes or until the sponge is golden and springs back when you touch it.

Serve slightly warm with cream, custard, or vanilla ice cream.  Enjoy! 


  1. Haha, I thought that´s nice a new recipe for my bountiful harvest of plums. Then I read it and ohhh, it´s exactly the same recipe I always use for plumcake, apart from the cinnamon. Nevertheless, it´s delicious!

    1. Oh excellent! Just goes to show what a good recipe it really is. :Dx


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