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Plum Tart

Sweet black plums are the centerpiece of this savory fall cake. It's perfect for dessert or with your coffee in the morning. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 10 -12
Calories 60 kcal
Author Linda Meyer


  • 1 and 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 5 tbsp vegan butter – room temperature we use Earth Balance brand
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup apple sauce
  • 1 tsp pure almond extract
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 4 large black plums – sliced into 1/4 inch slivers
  • 2 tbsp chilled vegan butter
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar


  1. Heat the oven to 350° and coat a 9 inch spring form pan with the 2 tablespoons of chilled butter and the coconut sugar.
  2. In a medium size bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together until it looks light and fluffy.
  3. Whip the vegan butter and coconut sugar in a mixing bowl on a high speed until it’s completely combined. Unlike regular butter and sugar, this won’t look fluffy. Now add the apple sauce and almond extract and whip until combined.
  4. Add one third of the flour mixture to the mixing bowl and blend on a low speed until mostly combined. Add 1/3 of the almond milk and blend. Continue adding the flour and milk in 1/3 increments.
  5. Arrange the plum slices in the buttered and sugar coated spring form pan. Gently pour the batter over the plums and carefully smooth until the pan is evenly covered.
  6. Bake for 50-60 minutes.
  7. Let it cool completely before removing from the pan.
  8. Note: To avoid spillage in the oven put the spring form pan on a baking sheet.

Recipe Notes

Every oven heats differently. We use a convection oven so it takes less time to bake because of the airflow. You may need to bake for a longer time if you have a standard oven. 

Nutrition Facts
Plum Tart
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60
% Daily Value*
Sodium 113mg5%
Potassium 6mg0%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Sugar 11g12%
Calcium 25mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.