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Spiced Plum Crumble Cake

Plum Crumble Cake

Tart, juicy plums and a sweet crunchy topping over a fluffy spiced cake. This summery cake can be made with any stone fruit but plums give it a little sour kick that compliments the crumble topping beautifully.
Course Dessert
Cuisine New Zealand
Keyword cake, Crumble, Plum
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 10
Calories 405kcal
Author Elien



  • 120 grams unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/4 cup soft brown sugar (50 grams)
  • 3/4 cup white sugar (170 grams)
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup yoghurt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour (300 grams)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 300 grams plums or other stonefruit Halved and de-stoned

Crumble topping

  • 80 grams unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup soft brown sugar (50 grams)
  • 1 cup rolled oats (150 gram)
  • 3 tblsp all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • In a large bowl sieve together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside
  • In a stand mixer bowl add in the room temperature butter, both sugars and beat until thick and creamy. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  • Add in the sour cream (or yoghurt) and the vanilla extract and mix well.
  • Fold dry ingredients into the butter mixture, alternating with the milk. Don't over mix.
  • Grease and line a 23cm round cake tin and spoon in the batter. Line the plums on top, cut sides facing up.

Crumble Topping

  • Melt the butter in a bowl in the microwave or a saucepan on the stove. Add in the rest of the ingredients and combine into a crumbly mixture.
    Sprinkle thickly over the plums, dispersing it as evenly as possible
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.


Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 51.5g | Protein: 6.7g | Fat: 20.1g | Saturated Fat: 11.9g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 273mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 25.6g | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 2mg