How to make a plum cake for Christmas?

It’s the season to indulge in the sweetness of Christmas, and what better way to do it than with a homemade plum cake that’s both easy and special? Let’s make this Christmas a little sweeter together!

Easy Plum Cake Recipe


  • 2 cups fresh plums, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (like pecans or walnuts)
  • 1 cup brandy or rum
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    Heat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour your cake pan.
  2. Prepare the Fruits:
    Mix plums, cranberries, and nuts in a bowl. Pour brandy or rum over it and let it soak for 30 minutes.
  3. Combine Dry Ingredients:
    In another bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  4. Cream the Butter and Sugars:
    In a big bowl, beat softened butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until it’s light and fluffy.
  5. Add Eggs and Vanilla:
    Add eggs one by one, mixing well. Put in vanilla extract and mix.
  6. Combine Wet and Dry Mixtures:
    Slowly mix dry ingredients into the wet ones. Mix only until everything is combined.
  7. Fold in Soaked Fruits:
    Gently fold in the soaked fruit mixture into the batter.
  8. Bake:
    Pour the batter into the pan, smooth the top, and bake for 60-70 minutes. Check with a toothpick – if it comes out clean, it’s done.
  9. Cool and Serve:
    Let the cake cool for 15 minutes in the pan. Move it to a wire rack to cool completely. Now, cut and serve your unique plum cake to your happy guests.


This Christmas, enjoy a special plum cake that’s easy to make and full of flavor. Share the joy with your loved ones and make this holiday season unforgettable with a delicious homemade treat!

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