Plum olive oil cake

Sharing the magic of Christmas. It’s an exciting time of the year and great to use Summer fruits that are in season. My Summer dessert are sorted with this simple but big on taste plum olive oil cake.

Whichever dessert tickles your fancy, I have something sweet for everyone. I am not a fan of plum fruit, but I still will create a cake using plum to share the magic of Christmas where everyone can tell that Christmas is here as Summer beautiful fruits is used to gather loved one around the table enjoying everything even coming back for second plate of cake.

Christmas dining table would be incomplete without this cake making an appearance. This cake is going to be enjoyable if you have a sweet tooth. I for one am a sweet tooth person. Make this Christmas one to remember. Plum olive oil cake is my no fail marmalade jam glaze and serve with whipping cream and fruits or on its own. Its delicious and moist. Let’s bake!!!


6 small ripe plums
2 eggs
1 small lemon zest
1 3/4 c plain flour
3/4 c olive oil
3/4 c granulated sugar
300 ml cooking cream
2 Tsp vanilla extract
1 Tsp rum essence
1 Tsp baking powder
1/2 Tsp bicarb
orange marmalade jam, garnish (OPT)


Preheat oven 180 degrees C. Grease glass pie dish with oil and set aside. Cut 4 plums into half remove the seeds,  small pieces, and mash lightly. Set aside in a bowl in fridge until needed.

In a deep plate mix well flour, baking powder, bicarb and salt. Set aside. In mixing bowl combined sugar, oil, eggs, cooking cream, vanilla, zest and rum essence.

Add dry ingredients to the wet into the wet ingredients and mix well until combined. Now add in 4 cut plums with juice. Mix well again. Spoon batter into the greased dish. Cut the remaining 2 plum a bit chunky and gently press into batter all around the batter.

Bake for 40 minutes first or until skewer out clean. If not clean add another 10-20 minutes until skewer out clean. Leave in the oven with door close for 1 hour. Then remove to plate mat and cool further about 15 minutes.

Then spread orange marmalade jam over the top. Serve with dessert wine or coffee or even with whipping cream and fruits. Enjoy!!!!

Note: you can cut plum thinly slices and arrange in a circular shapes and you can add honey and strawberry jam to glaze it.