Easy Plum Cake

This is a total cheat recipe utilizing boxed cake mix, and I love it! I throw it together with any stone fruit and nut combo that I have laying around. 

It makes a beautiful presentation and would be gorgeous on a brunch spread.

Easy Plum Cake


  • Plums or any stone fruit
  • Pecans chopped 
  • Yellow Cake Mix (I love the Trader Joe's version)
  • Apricot preserve
  • Cinnamon 


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Slice stone fruit and arrange in a circular pattern in a buttered cake pan.
  • Layer on a sprinkling of toasted chopped nuts and cinnamon.
  • Heat apricot preserves for 30-45 seconds in the microwave and pour over the plums.
  • Make cake batter according to directions and pour half over each pan of plums.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, but check for doneness after 25 minutes.
  • Let cake rest on a wire racked until completely cool then turn over onto a dish.
  • I love warming the slice of cake and serving with ice cream. Mmm!

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