Chai Spiced Plum Cake

Get ready to have your tastebuds tantalised with this divine chai-spiced plum cake recipe! Perfect for special occasions or an everyday treat, it's sure to be a hit.

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 1hr
Serves: 6-8


  • 300g self raising flour 
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean extract 
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 8 small-medium sized plums, halved and stoned 
  • 3 eggs, room temp, gently whisked 
  • 150g caster sugar 
  • 140g unsalted butter is (room temp and cut into cubes)
  • 200g natural or greek yoghurt 
  • 100g coconut or demerara sugar 

For the chai spice

  • 2 tsp cardamom 
  • 2 tsp nutmeg 
  • 2 tsp all spice 
  • 2 tsp cloves 
  • 3 tsp cinnamon 
  • 3 tsp ginger 
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar (optional) 


Step 1: Pre-heat your oven to 160c fan/ gas mark 4/ 350f, then grease and line your cake tin. 

Step 2: Now cream together your butter and sugar until light & fluffy. Gently mix in the egg and vanilla a little at a time until fully combined. 

Step 3: Sieve the flour and salt, then add in batches to the mixture, alternating with the yoghurt. Don’t over mix, just until it is combined. You may need to scrape down the bowl.

Step 4: Add mixture to your cake tin and spread it evenly.

Step 5: Now halve and de-stone your plums, then add them to a bowl with the coconut sugar and 2 tsp chai spice. Mix until fully coated. Gently press plums cut side up into the top of your cake. Sprinkle over any of the remaining chai/sugar mixture. 

Step 6: Bake for 1 hour or until the cake top no longer wobbles. Set aside to cool for 15-20 mins before removing from the cake tin. Serve warm or allow to completely cool and store in an airtight container until ready to serve. 

Recipe inspired by The Mother Cooker

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