Almond and Plum Cake

With plums ready for picking it would be rude not to make a plum cake. Using ground almonds inthe cake helps to absorb some of the juices from the plums and I have also added ground ginger which gives the cake a little added warmth and flavour.

You Will Need:

  • 170g Butter
  • 150g Caster Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 70g Ground Almonds
  • 100g Self Raising Flour
  • 1tsp Ground Ginger
  • 200g – 300g Plums halved (I used Victoria plums)
  • 20g Flaked Almonds
  • Icing Sugar for dusting

Method:

  • Line and grease and line a 22cm spring form tin.
  • Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C
  • Cream the butter and sugar together.
  • Add the eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition.
  • Fold in the ground almonds, flour and ginger.
  • Pour the cake batter into the prepared tin.
  • Arrange the halved plums on the top (I arranged them skin side up) just pressing them gently into the batter, but don’t sink and cover them completely.
  • Sprinkle the almond flakes over the top.
  • Bake for 30mins or until golden and cooked through.
  • Cool in the tin for 5 mins before carefully turning out.
  • Dust with icing sugar just before serving.

This cake can be enjoyed hot, warm or cold, served with cream, ice-cream or on its own.

Because of the fruit this cake is very moist and really needs to be eaten in 2-3days.

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