Chocolate Plum Cake Recipe

Chocolate Plum Cake

Makes 1 (9-INCH) CAKE

Sweet, jammy plums pair nicely with rich, earthy chocolate to create a delicious snack cake that has just the right amount of sweetness. For extra decadence, serve with a dollop of whipped cream.


  • 2 large ripe plums , (about 6 ounces each) to make 1 cup puree
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9-inch springform pan. Line it with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Remove pits from plums. Place in blender and puree until smooth.
  3. Place butter and chocolate in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Heat in 15-second increments, stirring in between, until fully melted. Add plum purée and stir until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs on medium speed until pale. Slowly add in sugar and continue to whip. Increase to high until doubled in volume. Fold half the eggs into chocolate mixture to lighten. Gently fold in remaining eggs.
  6. Sift dry ingredients over wet ingredients. Fold to fully incorporate. Gently fold in chocolate chips. Transfer batter to springform pan.
  7. Bake 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Set on a wire rack to cool. After 5 minutes, loosen outer ring. Once fully cool, dust cake with powdered sugar.


Amount Per Serving (based on 10 servings)
Calories: 320 undefined
Fat: 19 g
Saturated Fat: 11 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 60 mg
Sodium: 130 mg
Carbohydrates: 40 g
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 27 g
Added Sugars: 25 g
Protein: 5 g
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“So it's pretty good, but i need more plum from it. i would try to add more plum puree next time, it maybe a plum fruit topping. but it's good.”

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