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cut squares of cake with fresh plums and flaked almonds

Plum and Almond Traybake Cake

Farmersgirl Kitchen
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. 
4.5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 12
Calories 275 kcal


  • 12 x 9 in (30 x 22.5 cm) baking tin
  • weighing scales
  • Measuring spoons
  • Large bowl
  • electric mixer or whisk
  • Cooling rack


  • 6 large 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 extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 15 g flaked almonds


  • Heat the oven to 170C
  • Line a 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 .
  • 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 remove to a cooling tray.
  • Serve 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. 


Calories: 275kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 5gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 20mgPotassium: 164mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 544IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 1mg
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