Plum Cake with Lemon Zest Zing

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Plums are in season, folks, just like apples! Let’s not forget about this gorgeous fruit! This delicious plum cake with lemon zest zing is exactly what you need to remind yourself of how delicious plums are.

Childhood memories

I remember I loved plum dumplings as a child. My grandma always made them by herself – the potato dough with half a plum inside, covered in fried bread crumbs and sugar. Oh my. This plum cake reminds me of those dumplings so much!

I know it might seem weird, this idea of dumplings and all. But they are delicious and so is this plum cake with lemon zest zing. Nope, no potatoes in there, I promise.

What makes the plum cake with lemon zest great all year round?

There is some refreshing yogurt in the batter, though, and some lemon juice + lemon zest. It all makes a wonderfully moist cake refreshing yet still perfect for fall. A bit of cinnamon makes all the difference, I am telling you.

I bet this cake could be made with some other fruit as well, like blackberries, raspberries, or black currant. Heck, you could even make a summer version with apricots and peaches! Yes, this plum cake with lemon zest gives you an amazing base for any kind of cake. Set your imagination free, dear friend!

Here’s why I think you should make this plum cake with lemon zest zing

This cake is:

  • refreshing yet warm
  • ultra-simple to make
  • perfect for rainy and sunny days
  • delicious on its own or paired with fruit sauce or vanilla ice-cream
  • perfect for using up some soft plums

therefore I think you should be making this cake yesterday. You didn’t have this recipe yesterday, but you do now, so run to your kitchen and make this incredible plum cake with lemon zest today.

Plum Cake with Lemon Zest

Incredibly simple plum cake with a zing of lemon zest and just enough sweetness. Fat-free and full of fibre, it works great as a breakfast too.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine european
Servings 12 pieces


  • 300 g spelt flour whole-meal
  • 80 g brown sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp lemon zest bio lemon
  • pinch salt
  • 5 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 250 ml plant milk
  • 200 g plant yogurt
  • 1/3 tsp vanilla essence
  • 400 g fresh plums


  • Put all of the dry ingredients into a big bowl and whisk together.
  • In a separate bowl combine plant milk and lemon juice. Let it sit for a few minutes.
  • Add yogurt and vanilla essence. Whisk well.
  • Wash plums. Cut them in half, take the pit out.
  • Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients. Pour the batter into a greased pan (or line it with parchment paper).
  • Now add halves of plums facing up. You can play around with the patterns of plums.
  • Bake at 180°C for 40-45 minutes. You can have it warm or cold.
Keyword plum cake, plum recipes, sponge cake, vegan cake, vegan sponge cake


  1. Katarina Benulic

    Včeraj mi je Jan poslal tvoj blog. Super! Danes pečem tole pito.

    • Vita

      Krasno! Upam, da je uspela. 😀 oprosti, za pozen odgovor. Mi je res lepo, ko dobim kak komentar. <3



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