Plum and Almond Traybake Cake

Glorious soft almond sponge with juicy fresh plums: Plum and Almond Traybake Cake

Baking | September 26, 2016 | By

Plum and Almond Traybake Cake 

I get a bit greedy for seasonal fruit at this time of year and often find that I have bought too many, pears, figs and…plums!  With the excess figs I made a small quantity of Fig and Lime Jam and the plums were transformed into this Plum and Almond Traybake Cake.



Plum and Almond Traybake Cake

 This  Plum and Almond Traybake Cake has a soft almond sponge base, studded with juicy plum halves and sprinkled with flaked almonds.  It’s a quick and easy bake which combines so many delicious flavours. Serve it warm as a dessert with cream or ice cream or let it cool completely and serve up a square with a cup of tea or coffee.  It’s great for using up excess fruit, but it’s such a tasty bake that it’s well worth buying plums just to make this easy traybake cake. 

Plum and Almond Traybake Cake

A perfectly simple almond sponge cake dimpled with juicy ripe plums, sprinkled with flaked almonds and baked to perfection, the perfect way to use up an excess of plums. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: almond, cake, plums
Author: Farmersgirl Kitchen
  • 8 plums
  • 175 g soft butter or baking spread
  • 200 g self-raising flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 25 g ground almonds
  • 175 g caster Sugar
  • 1 tsp almond essence
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 15 g flaked almonds
  1. Heat the oven to 170C
  2. Line a 12 x 9 in (30 x 22.5 cm) roasting tin with baking parchment.
  3. Halve the plums and remove the stones.
  4. Place all the ingredients, except the plums and flaked almonds, in a large bowl.
  5. Mix with an electric mixer for 2-3 minutes until well blended.
  6. Put the mixture into the lined tin and spread evenly.
  7. Place the plums cut side down across the mixture (you will have one-half plum left over, I recommend you eat it, cooks perks!)

  8. Sprinkle over the flaked almonds
  9. Bake for about 30 minutes until the top is golden brown and the sponge springs back when pressed.
  10. Leave to cool in the tin, then cut into squares.
Recipe Notes

You can serve this cake warm as a dessert with cream or ice cream.  It is also very good served as a cake with tea or coffee. 

Plum and Almond Traybake Cake

Such a simple recipe, it’s really adaptable to all kinds of fillings and flavours.  As the Plum and Almond Traybake Cake is baked in a shallow tray it’s ready in just 30 minutes.


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What ingredients do you tend to overbuy?  

And what do you choose to cook or bake when you find you have too much of certain ingredients.?

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Glamorous Glutton

This traybake looks wonderful, perfect for this time of year. GG

Jemma Andrew-Adiamah

I love tray bakes, so easy to throw together and they always taste great. Lovely flavour combo too!

Helen @

This sounds absolutely delicious – and I love how the plums disappear! That plate is absolutely gorgeous too BTW 🐝

Jacqueline Meldrum

I was looking at the photo and thinking “…. but the stones!” DOH! Haha then reality kicked in. Loving this bake. Yummed, stumbled, flipped and tweeted.

Emma @ Adventures of a London Kiwi

Oh Janice, this is right down my flavour street!

Heidi Roberts

I could really do with a slice of this cake right now with my coffee!

Nayna Kanabar

The tray bake looks really delicious and I could do with a slice.I am also in awe of the pretty plate and fork since I have a prop obsession!!!