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.
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.
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.
- 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
Heat the oven to 170C
Line a 12 x 9 in (30 x 22.5 cm) roasting tin with baking parchment.
Halve the plums and remove the stones.
Place all the ingredients, except the plums and flaked almonds, in a large bowl.
Mix with an electric mixer for 2-3 minutes until well blended.
Put the mixture into the lined tin and spread evenly.
Place the plums cut side down across the mixture (you will have one-half plum left over, I recommend you eat it, cooks perks!)
Sprinkle over the flaked almonds
Bake for about 30 minutes until the top is golden brown and the sponge springs back when pressed.
Leave to cool in the tin, then cut into squares.
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.
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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