Mini Plum Cakes

Even a small dessert helps make a meal feel more complete. These lemony plum cakes — made with seasonal fruit, flaxseeds and avocado — are moist, tender and pair perfectly with a dollop of your favorite Greek yogurt.

Plum Cakes
Photo by Perry Santanachote

Serves 12

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes



3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 flaxseed meal
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 tablespoons avocado
1/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup low-fat milk
1 plum (or any stone fruit), pitted and cut into thin slices
2 tablespoons raw sugar (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Coat muffin cups with nonstick spray.
  2. Whisk flour, flaxseed meal, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer, beat butter, avocado and sugar in another medium bowl until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add egg, lemon zest and vanilla and beat until combined.
  4. With mixer on low speed, add dry ingredients in 3 additions alternating with milk in 2 additions, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Divide batter among muffin cups (cups will be only 1/3 full). Top with plum slices and sprinkle with raw sugar.
  5. Bake until cakes are golden, 20-25 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack; let pan cool 5 minutes. Transfer cakes to rack and let cool completely.

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