Easy and quick cocoa plumcake

Easy and quick cocoa plumcake
  • Difficulty;
    Very easy
  • Preparation time
    10 minutes
  • Cooking time
    50 minutes
  • Portions
  • Baking tin size
    Baking tin size
    No baking trays
  • Diet recipe
  • Vegan recipe
  • Vegetarian recipe
  • Without eggs
    No eggs
  • Without cooking
    No cook


Easy and quick cocoa plumcakeStarting from simple, basic and easily available ingredients, we created a dessert suitable for breakfast. We wrongly call it plumcake as it does not contain yogurt but still has a very similar, soft and well leavened consistency.

Without butter, with only two eggs (source of protein and vitamin B12 which gives that extra charge in the morning) and, if desired, also without lactose because in addition to the oil we also tried to replace the milk with a drink of rice and the result it remains absolutely unchanged in terms of flavor and consistency.

The taste is simple, unpretentious, but everything is well designed to accompany (dipping it) a cup of milk, tea or cappuccino without disturbing, in a delicate way. We also decided to add cocoa because in the morning a slightly more chocolatey slice certainly makes us happier to start the day.

In our various attempts, we also tried to make this dessert inside the bread machine (mode for desserts, in the "Pain doré" it is the 1 hour and 45 hour program) and the result is interesting, a good plumcake, slightly more compact as the bread machine is unable to whip the dough and make it frothy. In short, a recipe to keep in mind when you don't want to consume too many snacks full of preservatives, palm oil, lard and refined sugars.


  • 8,8 oz (250 g) of flour 0
  • 2 eggs
  • 8,1 oz (230 g) of brown sugar
  • A sachet of vanilla yeast
  • 1,4 oz (40 g) of bitter cocoa
  • 300 ml of milk (also vegetable)
  • 100 ml of seed oil


  1. The preparation is very simple, you can reduce the time by putting all the ingredients inside a planetary mixer with a whisk or a stand mixer with the suitable hook. If you don't have these tools, an electric whisk or even a classic hand whisk will be fine.
  2. Start by pouring the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa, yeast and sugar), then add the 2 whole eggs, milk and oil. Stir vigorously with a whisk for about 5 minutes until a homogeneous and smooth dough without lumps is created.
  3. If you intend to prepare the plumcake with the bread machine, invert the ingredients by putting first the liquid ones (eggs, milk and oil) and then the dry ones (flour, yeast sugar and cocoa). Operate and let the bread machine work.
  4. Turn on the oven at about 175°C in ventilated mode. Cover a bake pan with paper baking (alternatively you can grease and flour it), pour the mixture and bake for about 50-55 minutes. After 45 minutes check with a toothpick the inside of the cake, if it is still wet, continue for a few minutes. Some ovens need slightly different times.
  5. Remove from the oven and wait a few minutes before serving the cocoa plumcake!