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Six Spices Damson Plum Pound Cake | Bake to the roots

6 Spices Damson Plum Pound Cake

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  • Author: Bake to the roots
  • Prep Time: 00:30
  • Cook Time: 01:10
  • Total Time: 01:40
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Cakes
  • Cuisine: International
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Easy and delicious pound cake with a Damson plum filling, perfectly spiced with a bunch of spices. You will love this combination!



For the plum filling:
9 oz. (250g) Damson plums (or regular plums)
some black (Szechuan) peppercorns
some fennel seeds
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 pinch of ground allspice
1 pinch of ground cloves
1 pinch of ground star anise
3 tbsp. raw cane sugar

For the streusel:
2/3 cup (90g) all-purpose flour
3 tbsp. regular sugar
1/3 cup (80g) butter, at room temperature

For the batter:
3/4 cup (175g) butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup (100g) regular sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 medium eggs, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups (200g) all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Lightly grease a loaf pan (about 23x13cm) and line with a piece of baking paper.

2. Remove the stones from the plums and cut them into small pieces. Add the peppercorns, fennel seeds, and the other spices to a mortar and grind until you get some fine powder. Mix it with the cane sugar and sprinkle it over the plums. Mix well and set aside until needed.

3. For the streusels mix the flour and regular sugar in a bowl. Add the butter and rub everything between your fingers until you get different-sized streusels. Place in the fridge until needed.

4. For the batter mix butter, sugar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and mix well after each addition. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt and add to the bowl – mix until just combined.

5. Add half of the batter to the prepared loaf pan and spread evenly. Add the half of the plums on top and then cover these plums with the remaining batter. Distribute the remaining plums evenly on top and finish with the streusels. Bake the cake in the preheated oven for about 60-70 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool down inside the pan for some time, then remove and let cool down completely on a wire rack.


Enjoy baking!


  • Serving Size: 12