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Švestkový tác - Czech Plum Cake

Czech Plum Cake

  • Author: Sylvie Taylor
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: Serves 16
  • Category: Cakes


This traditional and delicious Švestkový tá? - Czech Plum Cake recipe showcases juicy and tangy plums nestled in a tender cake batter, enhanced with an easy streusel.


Plum Cake
238 grams / 1 3/4 cups plain flour
4 grams / 1 teaspoon baking powder
100 grams / 1/2 cup superfine/caster sugar
155 milliliters / 2/3 cup milk
50 milliliters / 1/4 cup - 1 tablespoon neutral oil
1 large egg, room temperature
1 kilo / 16 medium plums (measure in grams/pounds), halved and pitted
60 grams / 1/3 cup superfine/caster sugar
120 grams / 3/4 cup plain flour
65 grams / 2.3 ounces butter, softened


Plum cake

  1. Preheat your oven to 180C/350F and line a square or rectangle baking tin with greaseproof paper.
  2. Toss the flour, baking powder and sugar into medium bowl and stir together.
  3. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, oil and add the egg.
  4. Whisk to form a smooth batter and spoon into your baking tin.
  5. Press your halved plums into the batter cut side up.


  1. Toss the sugar and flour into a small bowl and stir together.
  2. Add the butter and stir together to form a rough streusel.
  3. Sprinkle over the plums and place into the oven.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes until it’s golden.
  5. Remove and allow to cool.
  6. Slice and serve.
  7. Dig in!


Adapted from


  • Calories: 214 calories per serve

Keywords: plum baking, czech recipes, stone fruit cake