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Plum Cake Charlotte

Plum Cake Charlotte

Course Dessert
Keyword plum cake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 235 kcal


Plum Cake

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1/3 cup milk room temp
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed plum juice
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon whiskey
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh plums or other stone fruit folded in at end

Whiskey Glaze + Toppings (optional)

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon whiskey
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sliced or halved stone fruit for garnish (optional)


Plum Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, cardamom, and salt until combined. Set aisde.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter and sugar at medium speed until combined, light, and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Reduce the mixing speed to low, and alternate between adding the flour mixture and the milk in two increments. Add the plum juice, bourbon, lemon zest, and vanilla extract and mix until incorporated, taking care not to over mix. Fold in the finely chopped fresh plums by hand.
  3. Pour the batter into a well-greased and lightly floured 6-cup capacity cake pan. Bake in the oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out relatively clean (a bit of plum goop is fine, just no wet batter), about 25 to 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack and unmolding the cake. Allow to cool to room temperature, then top with the glaze + fruit.

Whiskey Glaze

  1. Whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, whiskey, and vanilla extract in a small bowl until combined. Feel free to adjust the quantities to your desired consistency (so if you want the glaze to be thinner, use more milk. If you want it to be thicker, use less milk).
Nutrition Facts
Plum Cake Charlotte
Amount Per Serving
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 64mg3%
Potassium 78mg2%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 305IU6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.