With incredibly irresistible Australian stone fruit now in season, there are endless opportunities to create delicious Christmas goodies. Supporting local businesses is what we love to do. Helena’s Espresso boasts delicious sweets and savoury treats. We were speechless when Chef Guy weaved his magic creating a sensational Plum Crumble Cake with the MONTAGUE tree™ plum. A divine dessert that will leave your family and friends craving for more!

the MONTAGUE tree™ plum growers

Everyday our Aussie farmers work around the clock to deliver world-class fruit to families across the nation. the MONTAGUE tree plum growers from Queensland and Victoria grow the sweetest, most invigorating plums and the flavour is exceptional. The plums are juicy and come in a variety of colours black, red and dapple skinned with a red flesh. Yes we have over indulged this season, you just can’t stop at one. We cannot wait to entertain our family with this amazing Plum Crumble Cake this Christmas.


Crumble topping

1 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1T ground cinnamon
1/2 t salt
1 cup (230g) unsalted butter, melted
2 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Cake batter

2 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1 & 1/4 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
2 t vanilla extract
5 plums (diced)
1/4 t ground cinnamon

Crumble Topping

  1. Preheat oven to 177°C and grease a 9×13 inch baking pan, line with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the sugars, cinnamon and salt in a bowl, stir in the melted butter. Using a fork, lightly mix in the flour until crumble forms. Don’t over-mix.


  1. Whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together.
  2. Beat the butter and granulated sugar until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add eggs, sour cream and vanilla until combined.
  4. With the mixer on low speed add the dry ingredients and do not overmix. The batter will be thick.
  5. Spread the batter evenly into pan and add diced plums on top.
  6. Using a spatula press the crumble down into the cake so it sticks.
  7. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Allow to cool for 30-45 minutes before serving.

If there’s something this Christmas you’d like to WOW your family and friends with, it’s definitely this delectable Plum Crumble Cake. Thank you to Chef Guy for this incredible recipe. the MONTAGUE tree plum is packed with flavour, so sweet and so juicy. Find this delicious summer fruit at your local green grocer. Enjoy the season and we look forward to seeing your creation!