Plum Cake Recipe

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This easy plum cake recipe is such a delicious way to celebrate summer fruit! Try this gluten-free snack or dessert for a summertime treat.

This easy plum cake recipe is such a delicious way to celebrate summer fruit! Try this gluten-free snack or dessert for summertime treat.

I love fruity snack cakes like this one. This plum cake is easy to make, and ripe plums play the starring role. It’s adapted from this plum torte recipe, a classic that was printed years ago in the New York Times.

This cake is made a little healthier with coconut sugar and coconut oil. I also use gluten-free flour in this recipe, but you can substitute whole wheat flour (or half white, half wheat flour) if you’re not avoiding gluten. Maple syrup would also work instead of coconut sugar in the cake batter.

Gluten free plum cake - so delicious!

This dairy-free, gluten-free plum cake is a delicious recipe to make when plums are in season. The flavor is so good!

If you’re looking for other delicious cake recipes, try my orange olive oil cake or gluten-free carrot cake.

Such a delicous gluten-free plum cake recipe! Classic snack or dessert.

Plum Cake Recipe

This easy plum cake recipe is such a delicious way to celebrate summer fruit! Try this gluten-free snack or dessert for a summertime treat.
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5 from 4 votes
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:1 hour
Total Time:1 hour 10 minutes

Recommended Equipment


  • cups gluten free flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • 3 medium plums halved and pitted


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9-inch springform pan. (It’s okay if your pan is a little bigger or smaller. You may need to adjust the baking time slightly.)
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the eggs, coconut sugar, coconut oil, and coconut milk. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix to combine.
  • Transfer the batter to the springform pan in an even layer. Cut each plum half into about 4 sections, and arrange the plum pieces on top of the batter. Sprinkle the plums with additional coconut sugar if desired. Line the bottom and sides of the pan’s exterior with aluminum foil so the batter doesn’t leak in the oven.
  • Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until the cake is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

Approximate Nutrition Info

Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 8
Calories: 267kcal
Cost: $.84 per serving

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Plum Cake Price Breakdown

This recipe costs a total of $6.70 to make, or $.84 per serving. Enjoy this easy cake for a delicious summer snack or dessert!


  1. Lushhh!
    Can I substitute the coconut sugar to any sweetener/ honey or calorie free syrup?

    Or can i use mashed banana for the sweetness?

    1. Cassie, I haven’t tried this recipe with an alternative sweetener, but I think it would work fine. You may need to experiment a bit. I think an equal amount of pure maple syrup would work well in place of the coconut sugar.

  2. 5 stars
    I’m always on the look out for plum recipes as we have a tree which often produces more plums than we can eat! This plum cake looks absolutely wonderful. I’d love a slice with my coffee right now!

  3. So gorgeous! These pics look like they’re from a magazine. I don’t like fresh plums but in baked goods they’re so good!

  4. I’m gonna need to go get some plums to make this! :] I think I have most everything else that this recipe calls for–looks delicious!

  5. Uhmahgah I am ALL OVER this cake. My whole family will love it and plums are looking so good at our market these days. Excited to try your gf flour mixture too. I don’t bake a lot, it makes me nervous, but this cake is worth the anxiety!

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