Quick and Easy Italian Plum Cake (You can use other fruit, too.)

This just proves, once again that delicious recipes need not
be complicated! I believe the original recipe may have
been from Martha Stewart but I found this one, said to
be an adaptation by a reader, on chowhound.chow.com 
where it was first published in 2005, and has been 
popular ever since.


No need to arrange the fruit, unless you want to. :)
The sugar sprinkle adds a pretty sparkle and a delicate 
crispy crunch.

You mix the simple batter in one bowl with a spatula, pour into
a greased & floured cake pan, press
the fruit slightly into the batter, sprinkle the top with
2 tablespoons of granulated sugar and bake.

We just harvested the last of the Italian Plums from our
tree, so that was my fruit of choice. The good news is
that you can use other fruits too:

Plums, Apricots, Berries, Peaches, Nectarines, Pears, 
Cherries, or a combination would all work in this recipe.
You can use frozen berries as well, don't thaw.

The sugar sprinkle adds a pretty sparkle and a delicate 
crispy crunch.

We've eaten it for breakfast, as a snack, and dessert ~
it doesn't last long around here!

So easy to put together that I made two one afternoon
one to keep and one to give.

If you would like a printable copy of the recipe,
it's over on my recipe blog ~ click here.

Thank you for stopping by! 
Blessings ~ mari


  1. I am a sucker..for a pretty face..in baking..and this one..is top model..

    Any fruit is a plus..

    Mary..it's stunningly simply beautiful.

  2. It sounds like something even I could bake!

  3. I went to look at the recipe, but I don't see how much fruit to use. Am I just missing it?

  4. Thank you for your sweet comments Nana. ((hugs))

    Hi Pam, the original recipe did not indicate the amounts either ~ I just used my best judgement ~ but when I make this next time (and I will!) I'll definitely add more fruit, you can really crowd it into the batter (I think that's why the original recipe instructed a longer baking time.)

    I was probably a little stingy with the plums, because they shrink quite a bit upon baking., even though they seemed crowded before baking. Hope this helps. I'll go edit the recipe so there is no confusion ~ thanks for pointing this out.

  5. This looks delicious! And I have to tell you, I am always drawn to sites with good photography and your food photos are really nice. You should give us all a tutorial on food photography!!


Thank you for your comments, friends ~ they make my day!

A Sampling of my food . . .


 Subscribe in a reader...or

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner