Plum And Almond Cake Recipe

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serves: 10 - 12
Skill: easy


  • 225g unsalted butter, softened
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 300g plain flour
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 150ml natural yogurt
  • 10-12 plums, stoned and quartered
  • 3tbsp flaked almonds
  • 3tbsp apricot jam
  • You will need:
  • 24cm round springform tin, greased, and the base and sides lined with baking parchment


  • Heat the oven to 170C, 150C fan, gas 3. In a large bowl, mix the butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Gradually beat in the eggs and vanilla extract until combined.

  • In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.

  • Add the sifted flour mix, ground almonds and yogurt to the large bowl and fold in until smooth.

  • Remove to the tin and level the surface with a spatula. Arrange the plums evenly on top, scatter over the flaked almonds then bake for 1 hour or until cooked through.

  • Once the cake has cooled, heat the jam in a small pan, then brush over the top of the cake.

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