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plum pound cake

Spiced Plum Pound Cake

Total Time 1 hr 30 mins


  • 1 ½ cups Spelt flour
  • ¾ cup Coconut sugar
  • cup Raisins
  • 2 large eggs
  • 100g Unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ cups Chopped fresh plums
  • 1 Tbsp Marmalade
  • ¼ Cup Cocoa powder
  • ¼ Cup Dark rum or ¼ Cup - mild coffee (for a non-alcohlic version)
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp Ground ginger
  • 1 Tsp Baking powder
  • ½ Tsp Baking soda
  • ¼ Tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp thinly sliced almonds to garnish on top


  • Finely chop the plums and the raisins or process it in a food processor to break it into smaller pieces.
  • Take the plums in a pan and add the coconut sugar.
  • Place the pan on low heat and cook the plums until it turns tender.
  • Take it off heat and add in the marmalade, cocoa powder, butter and the spices and mix with a spatula until it is evenly combined.
  • In a mixing bowl and let it cool to room temperature.
  • Crack one egg at a time into the bowl and mix until it is mixed evenly
  • Add the rum or coffee and mix it thoroughly.
  • Shift in the spelt flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into the bowl and mix until all the dry mixture is combined to form a uniform batter.
  • Take out the batter in a greased and lined 8 inch loaf pan or into an 8 inch baking pan. Sprinkle the almond slices on top.
  • Bake it in a preheated oven at 170 degrees Celsius for around 50-60 minutes, until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool to room temperature and enjoy!