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plum sheet cake with a few slices cut on white parchment paper with a white knife and surrounding props

Plum Sheet Cake (AIP, paleo, vegan)

  • Author: Nicole @healmedelicious
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 1 sheet cake 1x


This delightful Plum Sheet Cake is a nod to German Plum Cake or Pflaumenkuchen! This version is AIP, paleo and vegan, soft, not too sweet, delicious and pretty!




  1. Preheat the oven to 375F and line a 9 x 13 baking sheet* with parchment paper.
  2. Slice the plums along their natural seam and pull them open just enough to remove the pit, but ensuring you keep both sides of the plums in tact. This is really only for visual purposes so if you don’t care about it, then don’t worry about it!
  3. In a food processor or large mixing bowl, whisk together coconut butter, palm shortening, unsweetened applesauce,  vanilla extract and coconut milk.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together cassava and coconut flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  5. Add the coconut butter mixture to the dry mixture and stir to combine. Finally, fold in the apple cider vinegar. Batter will be quite thick.
  6. Spread the batter out onto your baking sheet with a spatula to fill the entire baking sheet.
  7. Spread the plums out, face side up onto the cake batter in whatever pattern you’d like
  8. Finally, sprinkle with coconut sugar and bake in a preheated oven for 25 minutes.**
  9. Allow the cake to cool at least 10 minutes before slicing.


* As noted in the blog post, if you only have larger baking sheets, no problem. The cake won’t spread out while baking so you can use a larger baking sheet, but keep your cake to similar dimensions so the cooking time won’t vary. ** 2 TBSP of coconut sugar is good for my taste, but you might prefer more, especially since the cake itself has no added sugar.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Breads + Cakes

Keywords: sheet cake, plum cake, plum sheet cake, aip, paleo, vegan, Italian plums