Recipe: Christine’s Plum Cake

Christine’s Plum Cake

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Dessert
Servings: 10


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 2/3 cups grist mill flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup or less milk
  • 12 plums cut in half


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup grist mill flour
  • 1 cup sugar


  • Cream together butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Add grist mill flour, baking powder and milk. Makes a stiff batter.
  • Spread into 9×13 inch greased pan. Place plums, cut side up, on batter. Sprinkle with topping (rub butter, flour and sugar until crumbly).
  • Bake at 350ºF for 40 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream. Freezes well.


This recipe comes from a fantastic cookbook prepared by the Friends of the Grist Mill in 2003 based on some of the most popular recipes in the Tea Room.
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