Plum & Almond Cake

If you have plum trees, then it follows that one year you will have glut of plums.  But not a bad glut to have (not so sure the same can always be said for courgette gluts).

Anyway, mine was a few weeks ago, but I put them in the freezer on a baking tray so they froze sigularly, then once frozen put into a freezer bag.

I need to take cake into work, birthday’s and generally “we are at work so lets eat cake” days.

As always this is nice and easy.

16 or so large plums 
150g butter
150g golden caster sugar
3 large eggs
75g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
100g ground almonds
Set the oven at 170oC

Line a cake tin with parchment 

cut the plums in halve, remove the stones and halve the halves
...basically you want chunks of plum

in a large bowl beat the butter and sugar together with a wooden spoon
OR place in a mixer and whiz together 
in any event until pale and fluffy

Slowly add the eggs

Using a metal spoon fold in the ground almonds, flour and baking powder

fold in the plums

pour into your cake tin

Place in the oven for around 45 minutes, or push a skewer into the middle
if it comes out stuck with uncooked cake mix..... leave it a bit longer

leave to cool on a cooling rack (if you can)
eat with coffee, or it is great with custard for a autumn pudding
Or with a “small” dollop of cream.

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