Plum cake

It’s a fact that spring came to this year-round sunny city too, and temperature start to creep slowly. During the day the weather is still nice for swimming and sunbathing without uncomfortable sweating like in the summer months. Another pleasure is to take an evening walk in the fresh air, or to sit outsite and enjoy sipping a tea while the weather is till cool. Having a tea without a piece of cake is absolutely wrong thing! 😀 So, you can guess that one of my favourite ‘indoor activities’ is baking! I had mascarpone cheese and ripe plums that used to be a jam, but mascarpone was nearly to expiry date and I had to use it somehow.. Plum cake ingredientsIt was a ‘mix all what you have’ cake, I also added a splash of cognac for an extra hit. After a half an hour of baking the cake was still uncooked and I was a bit worried. But the final result was a wonderfully divine and delicious cake! It was totally worth the wait: tender, moist and filled with amazing flavour! I will be making this cake again! 🙂Plum cake (with mascarpone and cognac)

Plum cake with mascarpone and cognac

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients for 18cm baking tin
50g butter, very soft
80g brown sugar
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 tbsp cognac (or brandy)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2-3 tbsp lemon zest, optional
100-120g mascarpone, at room temperature
100-110 g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
4-5 dark plums, sliced
1 tbsp plum jam (or apricot jam), optional
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the butter with sugar. In a separate bowl, beat eggs with cognac, vanilla and lemon zest. Gradually stir into the butter mixture. Fold in mascarpone cheese. Sift flour with baking powder into the batter, mix to combine.
  • Pour the batter into greased baking tin. Arrange plum slices on top. Bake in preheated 180C oven for 50-60 minutes or until the inserted toothpick comes out clean. Grease the top with jam. Let it cool slightly before serving.
Tender and Tasty Plum cake


  1. CakePants says:

    That looks scrumptious, and I can only imagine how divinely fragrant it must have been while baking! I haven’t found good plums yet this year, but I’m looking forward to them 🙂

    • milkandbun says:

      Thanks dear! I fully understand you, I wish we could send fruits and cakes to each other! You can use peaches/nectarines or probably even canned one. 🙂

  2. Moya says:

    Can’t agree more… a slice of homemade cake along with your tea or coffee is a must. Love the look of your homely plum cake… shame we aren’t neighbors 🙂

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    • milkandbun says:

      Hi Lily! Thanks for the comment! I remember some time ago you send me a link to a group in Pin interest, could you send me this link or invite once again? and what can I do/pin there? 🙂

      • Lily says:

        Hi Mila, just follow one of my boards and let me know your Pinterest link so I can follow you back and send you an invite to the group board. Here’s my link:

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