Plum Cake

by Edward Daniel
Caption of Plum Cake. Image by Edward Daniel (c).

Plum Cake is another one of my favourite recipes. I love how the plums enhance this cake and add fruitiness to it without being overpowering.

Caption of Plum Cake. Image by Edward Daniel (c).
Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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  • 150g millet
  • 150g quinoa
  • 130g raw unrefined cane sugar
  • 35g oats
  • 35g flaxseeds
  • 40g tapioca
  • 2tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 500g plums
  • 130ml olive oil
  • 200ml filtered water
  • 2tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 lime, juice


  1. Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 180 degrees Celsius or if you have a fan oven 160 degrees Celsius.
  2. Line a cake tin (or two 7- or 8-inch cake tins) with olive oil and baking paper and set to one side.
  3. Boil the kettle and soak the plums in boiling water for about three or four minutes. Once cooled work with the hands to remove the skin and the stones. Set to one side.
  4. In a food processor, grind the millet granules, quinoa, oats, unrefined cane sugar and flaxseeds. Place in a large mixing bowl with the tapioca, baking soda and salt. Use a spatula to combine.
  5. Add in the plums.
  6. Combine in the filtered water.
  7. Add in the oil and vanilla extract.
  8. Stir in the lime juice.
  9. Dish into the cake tin(s).
  10. Bake in the oven for about 35 minutes until the crust turns into a light golden colour; with the first 20 minutes under cover of aluminium foil. Insert a skewer to test if it comes out clear to see if it is baked.
  11. Remove from heat and set to one side until cool.
  12. Top with icing of your choice, if preferred – and even some strawberry jam.


By Edward Daniel, Vegan Chef and Former Chair of The Vegan Society. Contributor to Vegan Life Magazine, Plant Based Magazine, Vegan Food and Living Magazine and OK! Magazine. Speaker and cooking demonstrator at Vegan Life Life Festival London, Mind Body and Spirit Festival London, Veganes Sommerfest Berlin, and Bali Vegan Festival. Author of "Essence: The Beginner's Guide to Veganism".


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