Plum Crumble Cake Recipe

With a Victoria plum tree in the garden by late August I usually have an abundance of plums so this plum crumble cake recipe is a perfect way to use these delicious sweet plums.

Victoria Plums

Delicious and sweet Victoria Plums

It is easy to make and a great cake to bake as autumn starts to creep in. Once baked I cut mine into chunky pieces, it can be served on its own, with a dollop of cream or lashings of custard to make a hearty pud.

You will need


  • 20.5cm by 30.5cm tin
  • Grease proof paper to line the tin
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon ( you can use an electric whisk)

For the Cake

  • 3.5oz/100g butter
  • 7oz/200g soft brown sugar
  • 3 med eggs
  • 3.5oz/100g sour cream
  • 7oz/200g S/R flour
  • 6 plums cut into wedges

For the Crumble

  • 1.8oz/50g unsalted butter
  • 3.5oz/100g S/R flour
  • 1.8oz/50g demerara sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C for fan/Gas 4.
  2. Line the tin with greaseproof paper
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and soft brown sugar using a wooden spoon (or electric whisk).
  4. Add in the eggs and sour cream
  5. Fold in the flour
  6. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin
  7. Lay the plum wedge on top of the mixture
  8. For the crumble topping rub the butter and flour together ( it should resemble breadcrumbs)
  9. Stir in the demerara sugar
  10. Sprinkle the crumble mixture over the cake
  11. Bake in the preheated oven for about 40 mins
  12. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin (it could be served hot as a pudding)
  13.  When cooled cut into chunky pieces
  14. Enjoy

This is lovely to have on its own with a cup of tea or to make it a special desert serve it with cream or crème fraiche. If you are looking for a hearty pudding serve hot with custard.

Plum crumble cake cut into chunky pieces


Delicious on its own with a cup of tea