Plum & cinnamon crumble cake

  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 45 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes 60 minutes 5 minutes

Serves: 8


125g self-raising flour
½ tsp baking powder
75g butter
75g caster sugar
1 Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range Large Egg
2-3 tbsp milk
4 ripe plums, stoned and sliced

For the topping:
75g self-raising flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
25g chopped almonds
25g soft brown sugar
50g butter, melted


1. Preheat the oven to 180 C, gas mark 4. Butter and base line a 20cm loose-bottomed cake tin. Sift together the flour and baking powder. Cream the butter with the caster sugar until pale and fluffy then beat in the egg. Fold in the sifted ingredients and add enough milk to give a soft dropping consistency. Spoon into the tin and level the surface. Arrange the sliced plums over the surface.

2. Sift the flour and cinnamon for the topping together and stir in the almonds and sugar. Pour over the butter and stir with a knife to mix thoroughly. Sprinkle over the plums.

3. Bake for 45 minutes until golden and a skewer comes out clean when inserted in the centre of the cake. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes. Serve warm with clotted cream or enjoy cold.