• 850 g can Wattie's Black Doris Plums in Syrup
  • 250 softened butter
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Topping

  • 1 cup thread coconut
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • icing sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 180°C.

1. Drain the Wattie’s Black Doris Plums well and then squash or cut in half and remove the stone. Leave in the sieve to drain while making the cake.

2. Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla essence until light and creamy. Add the eggs one a time and beat well after each addition.

3. Sift 2 cups of the flour and baking powder together and stir into the creamed mixture.

4. Spread 3/4s of the mixture on the base of a well-greased and paper lined 23-24cm spring-form cake tin.

5. Arrange the plums over the base of the cake mixture.

6. Add the coconut, cinnamon and the remaining 1/2 cup of flour to the remaining cake mixture and work together to form crumbs. Sprinkle over the top of the plums. Bake for 1 hour. Serve dusted with icing sugar.

Made With

Black Doris Plums in Syrup

Generations of Kiwis have loved Black Doris Plums. Wattie’s makes sure this continues, picking only the finest plums from Hawke’s Bay orchards.

Rate and Review

17 Ratings

Reviews (17)

Kathy's Review | Rating

This was easy and turned out well. It is nice as a winter pudding served with custard and cream.

Adrienne's Review | Rating

Fabulous. Can be modified for wheat free.

jen's Review | Rating

Delish !!!

Dee-Anne's Review | Rating

This was my first recipe i tried. So easy to make and looks like a profession did it! Would definately give this one a shot. Great served hot with cream!! YUM

Christina's Review | Rating

The nicest cake I have tasted in a long time!! I've made it twice and both times our dinner guests have raved!! It's a hit!

Joyce's Review | Rating

I was so impressed with this recipe. Easy and delicious !!!

Tess's Review | Rating

Easy to make, although I was worried about the dryness of the cake mixture when I first made it, but it came out beautifully.

Really yummy. It's on my top 5!

Ellen's Review | Rating

This delicious crumble cake was such a hit with my dinner guests that they took home the recipe! It was really easy too. :)

Vicki Stokes's Review | Rating

This cake is devine and easy to make, my ftriends went crazy for it, cheap to make aswell, I love it!

Valerie Broughan's Review | Rating

havnt tried it yet but it looks devine will be making it wednesday will be passing on to my family.

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Angelique's Review | Rating

This dessert was quick & easy and is very versatile. I replaced the plums for peaches as that was what I had in my cupboard. In the topping I substituted the 1 cup coconut with 1/2 cup oats and 2 tbsp brown sugar. We served it with whipped cream (yoghurt would have been just as good) and it was delicious.

Deanne's Review | Rating

yum! easy to make and tastes great!

Ingrid's Review | Rating

Sorry, I didn't like this recipe, it is a very dry cake and you will have to have heaps of custard and cream to enjoy it and make sure the cake it heated before serving as a pudding.

tracey Bryce's Review | Rating

Looks amazing but i seemed to burn the crumble a little.

tracey Bryce's Review | Rating

Everyone raved about it! A winner