Laetitia’s Lovely Plum Crumble Cake

Recipe and photograph by South Africa.

Laetitia’s Lovely Plum Crumble Cake. Hello friends, so how are you? Today I have a lovely treat to share with you.

How delicious!?

Laetitia’s Lovely Plum Crumble Cake:

This delicious creation can be served hot as a pudding, or cold as a cake.

It’s made with a mixture of rolled oats, wholemeal self-raising flour, melted butter and muscovado sugar, layered with South African Laetitia plums.

The layers are repeated so that there’s a lovely colourful topping of fruit. It’s divine served with crème fraiche, cream, ice cream or thick Greek yogurt.

Laetitia’s Lovely Plum Crumble Cake:

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes

Serves: 8-10

Suitable for freezing
Suitable for vegetarians


250g rolled oats

150g light muscovado sugar, plus 1 tbsp

250g wholemeal self-raising flour

1tsp ground mixed spice

Pinch of salt

250g butter

500g South African Laetitia (red) plums, halved and pitted

2 tbsp lemon juice

Crème fraiche, cream, ice cream or Greek yogurt, to serve

How To Make:

1.) Firstly, preheat the oven to 180°C, fan oven 160°C, Gas Mark 4. Grease and line a 20cm (8 inch) loose-based cake tin.

2.) Mix together the rolled oats, sugar (reserving 1 tablespoon), flour, spice and salt. Melt the butter over a low heat and stir into the dry ingredients. 

3.) Tip half the mixture into the prepared cake tin. Press down lightly.

4.) Mix the plums and lemon juice together and arrange about two-thirds in the cake tin. Sprinkle the remaining cake mixture on top and press down lightly. 

5.) Scatter the rest of the plums on top, and sprinkle with the reserved tablespoon of sugar.

6.) Bake for 35-40 minutes until firm and golden brown. Cool for about 20-30 minutes, then remove from the tin.  Carefully remove the lining paper. 

7.) Serve warm or cold with crème fraiche, cream, ice cream or Greek yogurt.

Last but not least, enjoy.

Cook’s Tip:

Look out for South African Songold (yellow) and Flavorking plums (purple) too – they would work well in this recipe too.

Recipe and photograph by South Africa.

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Laetitia’s Lovely Plum Crumble Cake
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  1. Audrey Humaciu
    22 March 2016 / 16:26

    Oh my this looks scrumptious. I will have to pin it until plums are available in my area. YUM! Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity. Please join us again next week.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      26 March 2016 / 19:21

      Thanks for stopping by Audrey 🙂

  2. Suza
    18 March 2016 / 15:44

    looks very delicious.Happy weekendsuaa

    • Clairejustine oxox
      18 March 2016 / 22:01

      Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂