Hazelnut Plum Chocolate Cake

July 06, 2022

Hazelnut Plum Chocolate Cake

This sweet, nutty cake is balanced by the the rich fruity flavour of the plums. Superb with a cup of tea!


  • 1 cup plain flour plus 2 TBSP
  • ¾ cup Artisan Mills Hazelnut Flour
  • ¾ cup Cocoa powder
  • 1.5 cups brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup Artisan Mills Sunflower Oil
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-1.5 cups milk approx.
  • 450gm jar stewed plums or tin plums in juice


  1. Sieve flours, cocoa, salt, baking soda and baking powder into bowl.
  2. Blend or puree 350gm of plums, place into large bowl. Slice/ chop left-over plum and scatter in the base of a lined cake tin.
  3. Add oil, eggs vanilla extract and 1 cup of milk to pureed plums, mix to combine.
  4. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Let mixture rest for 10 minutes while you pre-heat the oven and prepare your cake tin.
  6. Depending on how much liquid was used in the plums you may need to add more milk to your cake batter.
  7. Pour cake batter over plums. Bake for approx. 1 hour until inserted skewer comes out with just a couple of crumbs attached.
  8. Allow your cake to cool slightly. Place a plate or chopping board on top of your cake and carefully flip it so that it is upside down. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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