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Plum Loaf Recipe

This Plum Loaf Recipe makes a delicious and tender loaf.  Made with fresh plums this bread is sweet, spicy and so scrumptious!

This recipe is a great way to use up the less desirable plums you have sitting in your fruit bowl…you know the ones…they’re sad and a little shrivelled and no one will eat them?  Yes those.  They’re perfect for baking!

Slices of plum loaf on a cooling rack

Sweet and Tart Plums are delicious in cakes!

Plums are SO delicious when they’re baked into a sweet cake, they provide the perfect amount of sweet and tart to the loaf.  Plums also look SO pretty when they’re baked…they turn into this gorgeous deep purple colour.

A top down view of slices of plum loaf on a cooling rack

Moist and Spicy!

The base of this loaf is a sweet vanilla cake spiced with ground cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.  But what really makes this loaf delicious is the addition of sour cream. Yes.  Anytime sour cream is added to a cake, it’s guaranteed to be moist and flavourful.

A front view of slices of plum loaf on a cooling rack

The Finishing Touch

I like to finish off these loaves with slices of plums added to the tops of the batter before baking.  It’s a delicious and decorative touch!

A top down view of a plum loaf on a cooling rack

Plum Loaf Recipe Tips:

  • Plums:  You can use any type of plums for this loaf recipe.  My favourite are the prune plums (or sometimes called sugar plums).
  • Pan Size:  I use standard loaf pans (1 lb. Pan: 8″ x 4 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ high)
  • This loaf freezes well.
  • Make sure to line your loaf pans with parchment paper.
  • Add sliced plums to the tops of your loaves before baking, for a delicious and decorative touch.
  • Allow the loaf to rest for at least 1 hour before eating it

Plum Loaf Recipe

This Plum Loaf Recipe makes a delicious and tender loaf.  Made with fresh plums this bread is sweet, spicy and so scrumptious!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 2 loaves
Author: Jo-Anna Rooney

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped plums
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare 2 loaf pans by lining them with parchment paper.  Set aside.
  • In a bowl mix together the chopped plums and 2 tbsp of flour.  Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl cream together the butter, white sugar, vanilla and egg, until smooth and fluffy.
  • In a different bowl mix together the sour cream and brown sugar.
  • Then add the sour cream mix to the egg mixture, and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and baking soda.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix.
  • Fold in the chopped plums and mix together until combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pans.
  • If you like, add some slices of fresh plums to the top of your loaves (refer to pictures).
  • Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
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