Quick plum crumble

Cheat your way towards a baked fruity warmer by using leftover madeira sponge cake as the topping to a juicy pud

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:30 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 327
  • fat 14g
  • saturates 7g
  • carbs 46g
  • sugars 40g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 4g
  • salt 0.4g


  • 1kg plums (or apples), stoned and quartered
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 200g Madeira cake, diced into cubes
  • 5 tbsp double cream or custard
  • handful flaked almond or chopped pistachios
  • icing sugar, for dusting


  1. Simmer the plums, covered, with 200ml water and sugar until softened. Tip into a baking dish and scatter over the Madeira cake.

  2. Drizzle with double cream, scatter with the nuts and dust with icing sugar. Bake at 180C/160C fan/gas 4, just until browning.

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