purple plum torte from The Jewish Kitchen

Purple Plum Torte

This Plum Torte flavor is a palate delight. The little tartness from the Plums is balanced by the sweetness of the sugar. Not only does it look gorgeous but it smell great while it is baking.
Course Desserts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or pareve margarine
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp. sugar to sprinkle
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice to drizzle
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon to sprinkle
  • 12 fresh plums, remove pits washed and cut in half


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter. Set aside. Sift flour, salt and baking powder together. Add this to the sugar and butter mixture. Add the eggs. Mix all.
  2. Grease a 9 inch spring form pan. Spoon the mixture into the pan. Arrange the plums, face down on top of batter. Sprinkle the sugar, cinnamon on top of the plums. Drizzle the lemon juice evenly over the top.
  3. Bake for 1 hour. Let rest till it is cool, then remove the spring form pan. Serve. This can be frozen and reheated.