This plum and lemon ring cake is perfect for a long weekend treat

Publish Date
Friday, 5 February 2021, 3:01PM

Cake and long weekends go together almost as well as plums and lemons! With this delicious recipe, you've got both.

So before you make your afternoon cuppa, make sure to whip one of these up to give your family the perfect treat! Just make sure you grab a slice for yourself before it's all gone. 


  chopped plums
1 tsp flour
80g butter, softened
¾ cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp lemon zest
1 ¼ cups plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
A pinch of salt
½ cup ricotta or sour cream
Creme fraiche or cream to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 170C. Grease and line the base of a 24cm ring tin.
  2. Place the plums in a large bowl and stir through the 1 tsp of flour.
  3. In another bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add the eggs, beating in one at a time, then the vanilla. Stir through the oil, lemon juice and zest.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, ricotta and plums, combining well. Pour the batter into the tin, smoothing the top. Bake for 50 minutes until the centre is set and a skewer comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the tin before removing and placing on a serving plate.
  5. Serve with creme fraiche or lightly whipped cream.

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