Doris Plum Sponge Pudding Recipe

By Angela Casley
Serve this cakey and melty pudding with a scoop of high-quality vanilla ice cream. Photo / Babiche Martens

This fruity dessert recipe captures a hint of summer, brightening a mid-winter meal.

This pudding is rich in colour and perfect on a chilly evening. Prepare the batter a couple of hours ahead and place it in the oven while you enjoy your main course. You’ll be able to dine on the dish while it’s warm.


Serves 6

125g butter, softened

1 cup caster sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

225g flour

½ tsp cinnamon

¼ cup milk

850g tin black Doris plums

¼ cup crystalised ginger, sliced

Icing sugar, to dust
  1. Preheat the oven to 170C.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla, mixing through.
  3. Fold through the flour, cinnamon and milk, stirring to form the batter.
  4. Drain the plums, reserving half a cup of juice. Halve and remove the stones from the plums. Place them with the juice in an ovenproof dish with the sliced ginger about 20 x 20 cm.
  5. Spoon the batter on to the plums in blobs. It will spread as it cooks. Place into the oven for 40 minutes until the sponge is cooked through.
  6. Serve warm, dusted with icing sugar and ice cream or whipped cream to finish.

More dessert recipes

Sweet treats from recipe editor Angela Casley

Berry and lemon curd pancake cake. Light, luscious and stacked with pancakes, this dessert is a triumph.

Brown sugar and lemon custards with shortbread. A dusting of freeze-dried berries adds vibrant colour to this multi-textural serving.

Passionfruit sponge puddings. You can substitute passionfruit for seasonal fruit in this warming recipe.

18 citrusy desserts that are beyond appealing. If your seasonal stocks of oranges, mandarins and lemons are building to abundance, turn to these sweet desserts.

Share this article: