fresh plum cake

Fresh plum cake With step by step photos. The recipe of this eggless fresh plum cake is easy to make. Fresh plums are also known as alu bukhara in hindi.

I am posting this step by step egg-free and vegan plum cake recipe for the festive season. It is christmas time and one sees a lot of cakes, cookies and chocolate all around. So thought of sharing the recipe which I had made some weeks before.

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plum cake

I have fond memories of celebrating christmas in school. Since I was in a christian school so the decoration of our classrooms, christmas tree, making the crib, singing the carols were a few rituals I have grown up with.

As I have mentioned above this super delicious easy vegan cake is made with fresh plums. So please do not confuse it with the mix fruit cake, commonly known as plum cake or the Kerala plum cake. If interested then I have shared 3 versions of mix fruit cake including the Kerala version and all of them are egg-free:

plum cake recipe

I made some plum jam from the plums and the from the rest of the plums, I made this cake. The cake was too good and is soft with a bit of crumbly texture. The cake also has some spice to it in the form of cinnamon powder and grated nutmeg.

This eggless fresh plum cake is also a dairy-free and vegan cake. What makes the cake batter rise is a mixture of vinegar and baking soda which helps in aeration of the batter and makes the cake light and soft.

I took the step by step pics late in the evening and it was already dark. So in fluorescent lighting, the pics don’t look that good but will surely help you in seeing the texture and consistency of the cake batter.

How to make fresh plum cake

1: chop the fresh plums and keep aside.

eggless plum cake

2: sieve all the dry ingredients which includes the flours, baking powder and the spice powders.

ingredients for eggless plum cake

3: add the oil to the dry ingredients and mix gently.

adding oil for plum cake

4: now add sugar. Here I have used organic cane sugar.

adding sugar for eggless plum cake

5: mix well. The consistency and texture of the mixture look like halwa.

consistency of plum cake mixture

6: add the chopped plums and cashews to the batter.

adding chopped plums

7: fold the plums and cashews in the batter well.

mixing plums and cashews

8: add apple cider vinegar to soy milk. Don’t stir as then the milk would then start curdling. Add baking soda and then stir gently. the whole mixture would bubble and froth as you see below.

adding vinegar for plum cake recipe

9: quickly add this mixture to the cake batter.

plum cake mixture

10: also quickly add vanilla powder or vanilla extract to the batter. Fold quickly.

adding vanilla for plum cake

11: pour the cake batter in a greased cake tin or pan and bake in a preheated oven for 180 degrees C for 35-40 minutes.

plum cake in pan

12: after the cake had baked, it had a lovely brown color on the top with a natural glaze.

baking eggless plum cake

13: slice when warm and Serve eggless fresh plum cake plain or with tea or coffee. Once cooled you can keep the cake in an airtight box and refrigerate it. Fresh plum cake stays well for almost a week. Before serving just warm the cake slices in a microwave or in the oven.

eggless plum cake

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fresh plum cake

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Fresh plum cake is a light and soft cake made with fresh plums. An eggless and vegan recipe.
eggless plum cake recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:40 mins
Total Time:50 mins
Servings (change the number to scale):8 inches fresh plum cake
(1 CUP = 250 ML)


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 to 6 plums - chopped finely
  • cup chopped cashews
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • ¼ pinch of grated nutmeg or nutmeg powder
  • ½ cup soy milk, can also use dairy milk or almond milk or thin coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ or 1 cup organic cane sugar or golden sugar or powdered sugar - see notes below
  • cup oil or melted butter


  • Grease a cake round tin or cake loaf pan with oil or butter.
  • Preheat your oven to 170 degrees celsius.
  • Seive the whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, cinnamon powder and grated nutmeg along with baking powder.
  • Add the oil or melted butter and mix gently.
  • Add the sugar and mix.
  • Now add the chopped fresh plums and cashews.
  • Fold these gently in the cake batter.
  • Add apple cider to soy milk and later add baking soda to this mixture.
  • Stir gently and add this frothy bubbly mixture to the cake batter.
  • Add the vanilla extract or vanilla powder.
  • Fold quickly.
  • Pour the cake batter in the greased cake pan.
  • Bake at 170 degrees c for 35 to 40 minutes.
  • When the cake becomes warm or cools, remove from the cake pan.
  • Serve the eggless fresh plum cake with tea or coffee.


Few suggestions for fresh plum cake:
  1. Instead of soy milk you can use milk.
  2. Instead of oil you can use butter.
  3. Some more dry fruits like raisins, apricots, walnuts, almonds or dry fruits of your choice can be added to the cake.
  4. The ¾ cup sugar makes the cake just sweet, but not sweet enough for a cake. Add 1 cup sugar to get the right amount of sweetness.
  5. If the top of the cake browns quickly, then cover the top with butter paper or aluminum foil.
Please note that the nutrition info is per cake slice.

Nutrition Info (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
fresh plum cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 446 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 78mg3%
Potassium 230mg7%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 49g54%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 2mg10%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin B12 1µg17%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Vitamin D 1µg7%
Vitamin E 8mg53%
Vitamin K 6µg6%
Calcium 52mg5%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 40µg10%
Iron 2mg11%
Magnesium 32mg8%
Phosphorus 116mg12%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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96 comments/reviews

  1. Very very nice, will make again. Thank you for the recipe.5 stars

    • welcome alice. glad to know and thanks for the review and rating. happy baking.

  2. Plz tell m milk should b warm or cold5 stars

    • milk can be at room temp or chilled.

  3. Hi dassana,
    In this recipe you have mixed flour with oil and sugar in the beginning. Is there possibility of gluten formation while mixing these?

    • ruchi, when using maida, some more mixing does not result in gluten strands. what i have observed is that this formation of gluten happens when using whole wheat flour. thats why you must have seen baking recipes made with maida and the batter is mixed in a stand mixer for quite some time. with atta a slight more mixing will result in formation of gluten strands. in this recipe if you mix lightly and do not apply too much pressure, then gluten strands won’t form.

  4. I had got fresh plum’s from market last week as my kids really love them… But unfortunately it turned out taste less… Wondering what to be done with it in a healthy way…. Came across this recipe immediately tried… It came out beautifully … My kids really loved it and njoyed the cake completely…5 stars

    • Thanks Anandi for sharing your positive feedback on plum cake recipe.

  5. Love all your recipes Dassana!! Tried this plum cake by tweaking it a bit. Since my plums were lil sour I made plum sauce with brown sugar, sugar and honey and then added this. I also changed the ratio of wheat to maida, using more wheat. The texture is beautiful. Thanks a lot for this wonderful recipe.

    • Welcome Anusha. Thanks for sharing this variation. Glad to know that the cake recipe still turned out good.

  6. Hi it’s been second time since I have tried this receipes and it came out well. My family loved this healthy version of cake. I have replaced white sugar with dates and dried berries. Thank you so much.5 stars

    • Welcome Pooja. Glad to know this. Thanks for sharing the variation you made. You have made it more healthy by replacing white sugar.

  7. This is the best cake I have ever eaten!

    • thanks rupashi

  8. can we make this in pressure cooker? as we dont have an overn
    please let me know
    thanks5 stars

    • you can try sai. i think this recipe should work in a pressure cooker.

  9. Hi,
    Would love to try eggless plum cake.
    But baking soda is difficult to get.
    Any substitute, or I can just use baking powder? N what quantity?
    Plz let me know.

    • abhilasha, baking powder cannot be substituted for baking soda, but the vice versa it is possible. baking powder won’t give the same results as baking soda in the recipe. so baking soda is essential.

  10. Hi Dassana .. Can I replace lemon juice 4 vinegar ??

    • krithi, yes you can use lemon juice instead of vinegar.

  11. We decided to try out simple eggless cake. Googled your recipe.

    Cake turned out wonderful. Thanks much for publishing the recipe.5 stars

    • pleased to know this babul thanks for positive feedback 🙂

  12. Hey dassana…thnx a lot for all ur lovely recipes…i tried many n ol came out gud..spc dal makhani…every1 loved..
    I hv a query for this recipe..the plums i hv got are too will they go with this cake..?4 stars

    • thanks rooh. don’t add sour plums. they taste will get spoiled.

  13. Dassana,

    I did this today and it was very crumbly. Taste was v good. How do I make sure this cuts properly into pieces when we cut after cooling down ?4 stars

    • this cake has a slight crumbly texture but not too much. the crumbliness could be due to uneven folding. all the ingredients have not got folded properly.

  14. Tried this and turned out wonderful…thanks a lot 🙂 gained appreciation from family and friends

    • glad your folks liked the cake 🙂 thankyou so much and you are always welcome.

  15. U have made baking seem so easy..will definitely try

    • glad to know this do try surely and keep us updated 🙂

    • glad to know this henna thankyou 🙂