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American Plum Cake

Updated: Feb 15

  • This is the original recipe from the New York Times famous American plum pie, soft and juicy. If you ask me, it's excellent!! I've already made it, the dough is soft and juicy, and the plums give a special taste with cinnamon. Enjoy the bites. Follow recipe.

Ingredients: 20-22 cm mold, simple, total time: 55 min. 8 servings


  • 12 plums / 24 halved

  • 120 g of flour

  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder

  • pinch of salt

  • 110 g butter / at room temperature

  • 2 eggs

  • 120 g of sugar

For Sprinkling:

  • 1 lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon /or to taste

  • 70 g of brown sugar

  1. Place the sugar and butter that has been at room temperature in a deep bowl, mix well to get a creamy mixture, then add: eggs, salt, flour, and baking powder mix well again.

  2. The dough must be well combined without lumps.

  3. Spoon the batter into a spring form greased pan of 20-22-cm.

  4. Cut the plums in half and place them on the dough, pound them a little and sprinkle them with lemon juice.

  5. Then mix a little sugar with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and sprinkle over the plums.

  6. Bake the cake in a preheated oven at 175 °C for about 45 minutes.

  7. Check the dough with a toothpick.

  8. When serving, top each portion with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or cream.

  9. Serve. Buon appetito!

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