This vegan plum sponge cake is sweet, fluffy and studded with vibrant tasting South African plums! This cake is completely plant based, gluten free and still super indulgent tasting!


1 cup + 2 tbsp caster sugar or coconut palm sugar
3/4 cup vegan butter
1 cup oat milk
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 3/4 cups GF self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
3 South African plums chopped into small chunks


3 tbsp vegan stick butter
1 cup icing sugar
3 tbsp cacao powder/cocoa powder
5 South African plums for topping

Recipe created by Charlotte Roberts, Charley’s Health


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180c and lightly grease a loose bottom cake tin with vegan butter
  2. Combine the milk and cider vinegar together and set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream together the vegan butter and sugar until pale and fluffy
  3. Whisk through the milk mixture then stir in the dry ingredients until smooth. Fold through your diced plums and trasnfer your cake batter into the cake tin
  4. Pop this into the oven for 40-45 minutes, until a skewer can be removed clean from the cake. Allow to cool a little, then remove the cake tin and leave to finish cooling on a wire wrack
  5. For the frosting, beat the butter to a pale and fluffy consistency, then gradually add in the sugar and cacao. Once smooth, lather over the cake and layer on your sliced plums

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