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Recipe Category: Cakes

Plum Spice Slice

Quick to mix and bake, this Plum Spice Slice can be varied with any type of canned fruit.

Serves: 10-12
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • CAKE
  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 100g butter, melted
  • 1 x 825g can dark plums*, halved, stones, juice reserved
  • 50g butter, melted, extra
  • ¾ cup caster sugar, extra
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon, extra
  • ½ teaspoon mixed spice

Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder and sugar in a bowl. Make a well in the centre and mix in egg, milk and melted butter to a smooth batter. Spoon into a buttered rectangular baking dish (20cm x 30cm) and arrange plum halves on top, cut side down. Pour over extra melted butter and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons extra sugar, extra cinnamon and mixed spice. Bake at 200°C for 25-35 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool in the tin. Boil reserved syrup with remaining caster sugar for 10 minutes until reduced and syrupy. Serve squares of cake with plum syrup and cream.


TIP: Brush plums with a little syrup to make them glossy.

*Any canned fruit can be used - apricots, peaches, cherries

Author: Naomi Crisante
Date Created: 13/06/2020