Plum Coffee Cake Muffins - Being Martha

When I decided to make these muffins, I was a bit skeptical.  I am not a huge fan of baked fruit, but I am getting better.  The galette really helped seal the deal for me that baked fruit (if done well) could be pretty darn good.  And, it just so happened that I had plums in my refrigerator!

Cut up three plums…leave the skin on.


 Combine dry and wet ingredients separately.  Then, fold with a spatula the wet and dry ingredients together.  Do not over mix.

TIP:  Folding is NOT stirring!  Below is a tutorial that might be helpful.

Folding Ingredients Tutorial

Fold In Wet Ingredients

Okay…gadget time!  This product below is the best for spraying your baking pans.  Everything comes right out of the pan!  You can thank the local Williams Sonoma sales lady for telling me about it.  It really works great.  You can buy it here.

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Remember…this recipe is only for ten muffins.  Spoon half of the mixture into the muffin tin and then place the plums on top.

Add Plums to Muffins

Spoon the other half of the mixture over the top of the plums….in some cases, the plums will not be completely covered.  That is okay.  Then, sprinkle the cinnamon / sugar mix over the top of the muffins and put in the oven.

Muffins Ready for the Oven

Here they are right out of the oven.  After cooling for 10 minutes, I pulled each muffin right out of the muffin tin with my hands…it is that new product above I tell you!  The recipe is below and is in the Martha Stewart Baking Handbook on Page 39.  This recipe is simple, easy and quick.  Plus, the muffins tasted great.  You can substitute the plums for any other fruit…I want to try it with raspberries next!  Happy Baking!

Finished Muffins

Martha Stewart’s Plum Coffee-Cake Muffins

  • 125g OR 1 stick butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups all purpose/plain flour
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 ripe plums, pitted and cut into small chunks
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Melt butter and leave to cool.
  3. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  4. In a measuring bowl combine milk, melted butter and eggs.
  5. Gently fold the milk mixture into the flour mixture until just combined.
  6. Place mixture into muffin pan until half full. This makes 10 full size muffins; not 12.
  7. Scatter plum pieces on top and gently push down.
  8. Divide the rest of the cake mixture evenly over the top of the plums.
  9. In a bowl combine 2tbs and 1/4 tsp of cinnamon together and sprinkle over the muffins.
  10. Cook for 16-18 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  11. Leave to cool.  They are great while warm o cold.

Beautiful & Good Tasting