Plum & almond cake

Plum & almond cake

Moist, glazed plums team beautifully with almonds.

By , 21 September 2015

(39 votes)

Plum & almond cake
  • 1 Hour 10 Mins

  • Serves: 10

  • Price: 36p per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 100g serving contains
  • Energy

    1122KJ

    268KCAL

    13%
  • Fat

    16g

    med

    23%
  • Saturates

    7.3g

    high

    37%
  • Sugars

    16g

    med

    18%
  • Salt

    0.4g

    med

    7%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1122kJ/268kcal.
Ingredients
  • 125g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 125g self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1 lemon, finely grated zest of
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 5-6 medium-size plums, halved and stoned
  • 8-10 whole almonds
  • 1 tbsp redcurrant jelly
Method
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease and line the base of a deep 20cm sandwich tin.

  • Beat the butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add one egg and beat well, then beat in the other egg with a spoonful of the flour.

  • Gently fold in the rest of the flour, lemon zest and ground almonds. Put in the cake tin and level the top.

  • Arrange the plums on top, skin-side down, then the whole almonds.

  • Bake for 35-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

  • Melt the redcurrant jelly in a pan and brush on top of the cake to serve.