Plumcake with Apricot Yogurt

Difficulty Serves
Easy 8-10


  • 4 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup apricot yogurt at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sunflower oil
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Next step Plum Sauce:
  • 2 cups (About 10 plums) peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Juice one lemon


  1. Butter and flour a 12 x 4 x 2- inch loaf or similar pan and set aside
  2. In a large bowl, whip together the eggs, sugar, yogurt, and oil until a well-blended wet mixture.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, salt, and baking powder into a well blended dry mixture.
  4. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture on low speed until well-blended.
  5. Scrape the batter into pan and bake about 55 minutes or until the cake is golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.
  6. To make the Plum Sauce:
  7. Place the plums, sugar, and salt in a 1 quart sauce pan. Place over medium heat and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and cook until the mixture thickens into a sauce
  8. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cinnamon and lemon juice.
  9. Serve over plumcake

This recipe was featured on Season 30 - Episode 3005.

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Pamela Jean Sullivan

Hi Mary Ann,
I enjoy all your shows.
What brand or metal material 12×4×2 loaf pan do you recommend? Im making your Plum cake /Apricot and your lemon and lemon zest.
Thank you
Pamela Sullivan

karen darensburg

My birthday is Aug.1st 1942 …..thank you for such easy to follow recipes …I love to cook and bake and I like your natural style with a no gimmicks presentation …I’ll think of you on my birthday this Aug…and wish you a healthy special day ,too

Barbara Ziemba

What can I substitute for the Apricot Yourt? I have not been able to find it anywhere locally.
Thank you!


Can not find apricot yogurt anywhere. Is there something else that can be used?

Cheryl Lawrence

Ditto on inability to find apricot yogurt. I did find apricot-mango. Can that be used? And, can I add vanilla extract?


For those asking for apricot yogurt substitute – just add 1-2 tablespoons of apricot marmalade or jam (Sclafani or Bonne Maman make good ones) and stir into plain yogurt. It will work and it’s yummy on buttered toast, too! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

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