Honey Roasted Plum Pound Cake


Mmmm the smell of this cake alone will have you swoon!! And if that doesn’t work look at all that crumb!!

Funny story — I know that prunes are really dehydrated plums – but I always wondered, how the heck do every day plums that we see, end up looking like those prunes ?!? There’s no similarity how is this even possible ( yes …  these are the things I wonder about 😦 )

And then I found these!!


Ontario Blue Plums … don’t these look more like prunes?!!?

… Prunes are a weird way to start today’s post, I apologize – the cake makes up for it.

And the crumb topping … ohhh the crumbs.


I’m definitely one of those lovely ( read : slightly annoying) people that stand over things like this carefully picking away at the most crunchiest ( completely toasted) crumbs. That’s also the reason that I make extra crumb mixture … you can definitely half the recipe and still have more than enough for a delicious topping.

And shall we talk about this honey roasting business .. so good! It makes your home smell like fall … and with the cinnamon in the cake … ahhh i can’t even deal!

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Honey Roasted Plum Pound Cake

Roasted Plum Pound Cake 

12 blue plums cut in half

1/4 cup Honey

1/2  cup water

2 cups all- purpose flour

1/2 cup cake flour

1/2 cup margarine

1/2 cup milk

2 large eggs

1 tsp cinnamon powder

1 tsp ginger powder

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla

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Crumb topping 

1  cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup Rolled oats

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup melted margarine

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Preheat oven to 400 of – on a large baking tray, spread halved plums skin side down – drizzle with honey.

Bake for 40 minuets.

Remove from oven and allow to cool.

In a large bowl, whisk together flours, cinnamon, ginger powder, baking powder and baking soda.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk margarine, milk, eggs and vanilla.

Plums should be cooled by now. Place all of the plums and any syrup that was created into a blender. Add water. Blend until plum sauce created ( approximately 3 minuets on high)

Add plum mixture to whisked liquid ingredients.

Add all of your wet ingredients, to the dry. Mix well.

In a small bowl, combine all of the crumb topping ingredients. Crumble with your fingers.

Lower oven temperature to  350 oc.


Fill a prepared loaf pan, and sprinkle with crumb topping.

Bake for 50 minutes.



Cinni-tastic Banana Coffee Cake

Cake. It should be breakfast. And there should be cinnamon spice and all things nice.

And since it’s the first meal of the day – we should start with some fruit. Hence, the bananas.

Most importantly it should be delicious.

I could eat the picture :$

And it should smell like heaven as it bakes. It should smell so good, that as soon as it comes out of the oven you should be tempted to sneak a taste from the top. You know, that crunchy corner bit, a little burnt but mostly caramelized from the rich sugary deliciousness. You should be tantalized, but don’t do it.

It’s hot – trust me, it happened to a friend of a friend of mine (or maybe just me ….). I hear it can burn the roof of your mouth, all in the name of deliciousness.

Worth it? … Of course.

So I did this thing, I added cinnamon buns to banana bread and called it a coffee cake.

It was a good idea. My taste buds & tummy thank me … my thighs & behind, not so much. But I’m trying to convince myself that this is preparation for the cold weather (…. Whatever works).

Prepare yourself for a long winter, but getting toasty with a little coffee cake.

Cinni-tastic Banana Coffee Cake.

4 Bananas ~ smushed

¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

¼ Cup Brown Sugar

1 Tbsp. Vanilla Extract

2 Cups Flour

1 tsp Baking Soda

1 Tbsp. Cinnamon

¼ Tbsp. Sea Salt

1 Tsp. Ground Nutmeg

3 Large Cinnamon Danishes ~ chopped ( snackage may occur during this process … just saying)


2 Tbsp. ready-made icing.


Preheat oven to 350 oc and prepare a 9 x 13 baking pan.

In a large bowl, add together smushed bananas, olive oil, brown sugar and vanilla.

Using another bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and sea salt.

Add your try ingredients to the wet and mix until just combined.


Add your chopped danishes.

Add to pan and bake for 35 minutes.

Remove from oven and drizzle icing over warm cake.

Get involved with a little yum … if not for the actual bread, just to make your kitchen smell like a million bucks ( how does a million bucks smell good … money smells disgusting) … instead you want your kitchen to smell lick-your-lips-delicious.

Enjoy darlings xox

P.s: have you entered your favourite scents & tastes of the holiday season – – you could win cookies!!