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Pea plumcake: the perfect savory pie for young and old

Pea plumcake

Savory plumcake with cooked ham and peas: the ideal recipe for any occasion and never predictable.

The salty pea plumcake is the perfect rustic to prepare as a dinner saver recipe, or when you have guests and want to offer something outside the box . It is a savory pie to be prepared in a few minutes and with a guaranteed result . The variations are almost endless, as you just need to start from the base of this pea plum cake recipe and enrich or replace the filling ingredients with what you want most. So let’s go and see all the steps of one of the most delicious quick and easy recipes ever.

Pea plumcake
Pea plumcake

Preparation of the recipe for plumcake with peas

  1. Start with the filling, then take a large pan and pour a drizzle of oil into it, brown the onion cut into small pieces and add the peas.
  2. Fry and then add half a glass of water . Let it dry and remove from the heat with salt.
  3. Sift flour and baking powder and set aside.
  4. Take the eggs and whip them with an electric whisk, add the oil and milk and continue with the mixer until the mixture is frothy and homogeneous .
  5. Now pour the flour a little at a time into the liquid mixture and always mix with an electric mixer.
  6. Add the grated cheese and salt, and when the mixture of your salty plum cake is satisfactory, you can add the peas and cooked ham.
  7. After mixing all the ingredients, take a loaf pan, line it with parchment paper and pour the mixture of your savory pie inside.
  8. Level the edges well, if you want brush the surface with an egg yolk and bake in a preheated oven at 180 ° C for 45 minutes . Check the doneness with a toothpick, as not all ovens are the same.
  9. Once cooked, take it out of the oven, let it cool and enjoy the pea plumcake together with other delicious appetizers or as a main course.

The original recipe calls for cooked ham, but you can substitute it with raw ham or whatever else is available in the fridge. For a more gourmet version, try the saffron and pea plumcake recipe, adding a sachet of saffron to the dough. If you want another similar recipe, you just have to try the salty plumcake with broad beans and pecorino .


In an airtight container, the pea plumcake can be kept fresh and soft for about 2 days .

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