• 1 + 1/2 cup all purpose flour (maida)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 table spoons custard powder
  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 7-8 plums, sliced


  • Prepare a 9" cake tin by brushing it with butter.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C.
  • In a bowl combine flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon powder and custard powder.
  • In a separate bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs and beat well.
  • Combine both dry and wet ingredients and mix only until well combined. Do not over mix. The batter will be very thick.
  • Trasfer the batter to the cake tin. Place the plum slices on top.
  • Bake at 180C for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.