This spiced plum coffee cake is as delicious as it is beautiful and is wonderful as a quick breakfast or as an addition to brunch.If you have a big family to feed or have people over for brunch, coffee cake is a great way to satisfy a crowd. It’s just me at my house, but a slice of coffee cake is a great grab-and-go breakfast for me to take to work during the day.
This spiced plum coffee cake is simple. The key is dicing up some of the plums and coating them in cinnamon sugar, then layering them with the batter. Then, slice a couple more plums, coat the slices in the cinnamon sugar, and arrange them however you want on top of the batter.
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The best part of summer is all the fresh fruit filling up the farmers markets and produce stands. Plums are among my favorites and they come in so many different varieties!
For this coffee cake, use whatever type suits your taste and the way you want your loaf to look. The ones I used were tart which balanced out the sweetness of the sugar, but also had a dark skin and I love the contrast that gave to the look of the plum coffee cake.
After you’ve layered the batter and plums and have the top looking all pretty, bake the coffee cake on 350 for an hour to an hour and a half or until a toothpick comes out clean and you’ve got yourself a beautiful spiced plum coffee cake!
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Spiced Plum Coffee Cake
- 5 plums 2 sliced, 3 diced
- 1-½ tsp cinnamon
- ¾ cups sugar divided
- 1-½ cups all-purpose flour +2 Tbsp
- 1-½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 stick butter melted and cooled
- 2 tbsp water
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and 3 1/ 2 tablespoons granulated sugar.
- Dice 3 plums and cut 2 into thin slices.
- Toss diced plums in cinnamon sugar. Set aside. Toss slices in cinnamon sugar and set aside as well (separate from diced).
- Whisk flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
- Combine remaining granulated sugar, ½ cup of brown sugar, melted butter, water, vanilla extract and eggs together in a medium-sized bowl. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until well combined.
- Pour ⅓ of the batter into a greased loaf pan. Spread half of the diced plums over the batter. Pour another ⅓ batter over the plums and top with the remaining diced plums. Pour the rest of the batter in and top with sliced plums.
- Pour any remaining liquid from the plums over the top.
- Bake for 1-1 ½ hours or until a toothpick comes out clean.
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I could start every morning out with this! I bet it pairs very well with coffee!
It is just perfect with coffee. Thank you, Kelsey!
This sounds delicious and looks great too – I can imagine this being perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.
Thank you, Caroline!
Cindy Gordon says
So delicious, I am always searching for brunch recipes, I am so glad I found this one! My family is too! YUM
Thanks, Cindy. Hope y’all enjoy it.
Luci's Morsels says
Love this flavor idea and combination! I need to try this one ASAP! Yummy!
Thanks, Luci. It’s pretty darn good!
Jacque Hastert says
I love that you have plums in this. It is a favorite fruit of mine, but hard to find in desserts. Love this!
Agree, Jacque. That’s why we came up with the recipe.
I would really LOVE, LOVE this tomorrow morning with my coffee! It’s beautiful and I’m SURE as delicious as it looks.
Aw, Thanks Valentina. It is pretty in a rustic sort of way, isn’t it?
This looks amazing. There’s just something about fall that makes me love making breads!!
We agree. Thank you, Michelle!
Does this freeze well?
Sarah Hill says
This worked well, would make again. Next time I would only use 2/3 cup granulated sugar. I found the batter too thick to spread and added 2 T buttermilk. Next time, I would replace the 2T water with buttermilk and add 2, so 4T buttermilk and no water. Thanks for posting!