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Soft turmeric cake with plums and lots of other spices. A delicious tea cake bound to make you happy! You can also make it with golden milk paste.

Turmeric Plum Cake

Brightly yellow turmeric cake with plums, a super moist and flavorful dessert perfect for tea time!

If you like spicy cakes this one is made for you. Turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper, and ginger – all in one cake! Alternatively, you can make it with turmeric paste for golden milk, either my recipe or the paste you might have already.

And if you are looking for more sweet turmeric recipes, you might also want to try the Healthy Banana Split or the Muesli with Yogurt.

Turmeric Plum Cake

Ingredients for turmeric tea cake

Regular ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt, eggs, unsalted butter, sugar, milk, vanilla extract.

Plums:

  • The small Italian plums are best for this recipe.
  • They have a suitable size, and they will hold their shape better than regular sliced plums.

Spices:

  • You have two options: you can either use a spice mixture including turmeric, cinnamon, black pepper, ginger, and nutmeg or you can replace that with golden paste.
Turmeric Plum Cake

How to make turmeric cake?

Important tip!

Use a round cake pan but NOT a springform! If you use a springform the running juices of the plums will make a mess in your oven.

  • Butter a cake dish of about 26 cm/10-inch diameter.
  • Halve the plums and arrange them nicely in the dish, cut side up. Try to cover as much space as possible, even if the plums overlap here and there.
  • Mix together the flour, salt, baking powder, and spices in a bowl.
  • Heat the milk in a small saucepan (and whisk in the turmeric paste, if using that instead of the spices).
  • Melt the butter in a small pan.
  • In another bowl whisk the eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract until pale and fluffy. Add the milk and incorporate.
  • Sieve the flour mixture over the egg mixture and fold in carefully. Fold in the melted and slightly cooled butter as well. Pour the batter over the plums and bake for about 30 minutes or until the cake is set in the middle.
  • Let rest in the pan for about 20 minutes then turn onto a platter.
Turmeric Plum Cake

More spicy cakes:

Turmeric Plum Cake

Turmeric Cake

Yield: 14
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Soft turmeric cake with plums and lots of other spices. A delicious tea cake bound to make you happy! You can also make it with golden milk paste.

Ingredients

  • 450 g/ 1 lb Italian plums
  • 200 g/ 7 oz/ 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon (Note)
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¼ ground ginger
  • one pinch black pepper
  • one pinch nutmeg.
  • 60 ml / 2 fl.oz/ ¼ cup milk
  • 240 g/ 8.5 oz/ 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 150 g/ 5.3 oz/ ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius/ 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter a cake dish of about 26 cm/10-inch diameter, not a springform, or the running juices of the plums will make a mess in your oven.
  2. Halve the plums and arrange them nicely in the dish with the cut side up. Try to cover as much space as possible, even if the plums overlap here and there.
  3. Mix together the flour, salt, baking powder, and spices in a bowl.
  4. In a small pan heat the milk very gently (and whisk in the turmeric paste, if using that instead of the spices).
  5. Melt the butter in a small pan.
  6. In another bowl whisk the eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract until pale and fluffy. Add the milk and incorporate. Sieve the flour mixture over the egg mixture and fold in carefully. Fold in the melted and slightly cooled butter as well.
  7. Pour the batter over the plums and bake for about 30-35 minutes or until the cake is set in the middle.
  8. Let rest in the pan for about 20 minutes then invert onto a cake platter. Let cool completely.
  9. You can serve the cake as it is or with whipped cream.

Notes

Or use 1 heaped teaspoon turmeric paste for golden milk instead of the spice mixture.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 14 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 170mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 4g

Nutritional information is not always accurate.

valentina

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

So happy my Blood Orange Up Side Down Cake inspired you. This on looks lovely!

Sissi

Thursday 29th of September 2016

This is one of the most original cakes I've ever seen and definitely the most unusual use of turmeric! Since I use it almost every day (even yesterday I used it for lunch and for the dinner!), I'll be thrilled to put it into a dessert. Thank you for inspiration!

grace

Monday 26th of September 2016

pretty pretty! this would satisfy my constant cravings for all things plum for sure! :)

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

Monday 26th of September 2016

I love plums, but I've never had a plum cake before!! This looks delicious and I love that you used tumeric in here too! I bet this tastes just amazing! Cheers!

Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop

Monday 26th of September 2016

What a great looking cake...and a perfect use for plums! I haven't use tumeric often. I think I need to start using it!

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