Plum & Walnut Fruit Cake

Fruit, nuts and butter are always a good combination.
They make the perfect dessert any season – just use whatever fruit offers the season.
So, I saw really nice plums the other day(don’t think it’s the plum season, but they were really nice anyway):-)

Mummy’s Fast & Easy

They looked ripe and super yummy and I couldn’t resist buying them.
And because it’s the season of the walnuts I decided to make this incredible sweet plum cake.
I actually saw the recipe a couple of years ago on a TV show but I have changed a couple of things to my taste.
Here’s what you need.

Mummy’s Fast & Easy


  • 200g flour
  • 200g butter, melted
  • 100g sugar
  • 2 eggs 
  • 100g double cream
  • 100g walnuts, chopped
  • around 10 plums, cut in halves
  • 1/2tbsp salt


Preheat the oven to 180°C.
In a bowl, mix the flour, half of the butter and salt together.
Cover with cling film and place in the fridge for about an hour.
Meanwhile, whisk together the rest of the butter, sugar, eggs and chopped walnuts.
Add the cream and mix gently.
Take the dough out of the fridge.
On a working surface, dust some flour and roll out the dough.
Grease a baking tray with some butter and spread the dough in it.
Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes.
Take it to and leave to cool down.
Then pour over the mixture.
Arrange the plums on top.
Bake in the oven for about 30 – 40 minutes or until ready.
Serve with some double cream.


Tip: You can be creative by making a shape, initial or anything else you’d like on the dough.
Kids will love it!