Slow Cooker Plum and Almond Cake

Slow Cooker Plum and Almond Cake

The autumnal weather and the lovely foods of autumn always inspire me. I love pumpkin, English apples, and those end-of-summer fruits with their mellow tastes. My slow cooker plum and almond cake combines some of my favourite autumn flavours.

Slow Cooker Plum and Almond Cake

I made this cake in my slow cooker which means it stays really moist and the almond flavour came out nicely. The cake was topped after cooling with some warmed-up damson jam, more chopped plums, and a sprinkling of crunchy sugar topping.

Slow Cooker Plum and Almond Cake

Delicious at any time of the day!


  • 170 g butter
  • 180 g golden caster sugar
  • 150 g self raising flour
  • 3 eggs, medium
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 70 g ground almonds
  • 0.5 tsp baking powder
  • 80 ml milk
  • 6 ripe plums, destoned and chopped

For the topping:

  • 4-5 tbsp damson jam
  • 2 plums
  • 1 tsp flour
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4-5 tbsp caster sugar


  1. Cream the butter together with the sugar until soft and creamy.
  2. Add the eggs one by one, beating between each addition.
  3. Add the almond extract and baking powder, then fold in the flour and ground almonds.
  4. Add half of the chopped plums to the mix.
  5. Grease and line your slow cooker pot with baking paper or a large cake case.
  6. Put the mixture in the cake case, then add the remaining plums on the top, pressing them in slightly.Slow Cooker Plum and Almond Cake
  7. Put on the lid and cook for 1-2 hours on high, until a skewer comes out clean. This took 1.5 hours in my slow cooker. A good tip when making a cake in the slow cooker is to put a tea towel under the lid, to catch water dripping off and stop it making the top of the cake go soggy.
  8. Once done, allow the pot to cool slightly before removing the cake and placing it on a rack to cool.Slow Cooker Plum and Almond Cake
  9. For the topping, warm the jam in the microwave. Meanwhile, rub the butter, flour and sugar together in a small bowl until it looks like breadcrumbs.
  10. Chop the plums and place them on the cake. Drizzle over the warm jam, then scatter as much of the sugar mixture as desired on top.

Slow Cooker Plum and Almond Cake

Slow Cooker Plum and Almond Cake

I am linking up with Janice’s Slow Cooked Challenge over at her blog Farmersgirl Kitchen – do visit to find lots of really tasty slow cooked recipes.

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I’m also linking up with Lucy at Supergoldenbakes and #CookBlogShare, Bake of the week, Recipe of the week and Tasty Tuesdays.

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This looks yummy! I never think to cook cakes in my slow cooker 🙂

Sophie at Franglaise Cooking

I love my slow cooker but I’ve never thought of making cake in there yet, this looks like a great one to start with 🙂

Helen at Casa Costello

I’m seeing more and more people baking cakes in their slow cooker – I really must join in the fun! Looks a great hearty cake. Thanks again for being part of the #Bakeoftheweek fun. New Roundup and Linky open later x

Honest Mum

This looks such an elegant cake! Love it! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

Lucy Parissi

Ok, I will finally dust off my slow cooker and give cakes a go. You have convinced me – this looks really delicious! Thanks for linking to #CookBlogShare


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Says nothing about eggs in the recipe!!!!! So, how many eggs??????


Oooops so sorry. Having one of those days, I must have looked 3 x and didn’t see 3 med. eggs 🙂 !!!!!