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Plum and Almond Traybake Cake

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

Cake | September 26, 2016 | By

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! Today I made a small quantity of Fig and Lime Jam and this Plum and Almond Traybake Cake.

Fig and Lime Jam

Super quick zoom through of the  Fig and Lime Jam recipe: 8 chopped figs, juice of two limes and grated zest of half a lime, equal weight sugar to figs and 3 tbsp water.  Put it all in a pan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved and then bring to the boil.  Boil for until you reach setting point about 10-15 mintues.  Test by putting a teaspoonful onto a cold saucer placing in the fridge, leave for 5 minutes and then push with your finger, if the jam wrinkles it’s ready. 

Plum and Almond Traybake Cake

Anyhoo,  I digress!  You are here for the Plum and Almond Traybake Cake after all, so let’s bring on the recipe:

Plum and Almond Traybake Cake
Yields 15
Moist almond sponge with deeply delicious plums hidden inside make this an ideal tea time or dessert cake.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 8 plums
  2. 175 g soft butter or baking spread
  3. 200 g self-raising flour
  4. 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  5. 25 g ground almonds
  6. 175 g caster Sugar
  7. 1 tsp almond essence
  8. 3 eggs
  9. 3 tbsp milk
  10. 15 g flaked almonds
Instructions
  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 left over- eat it!)
  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.
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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  baked in just 30 minutes and will fill your cake tin.  This recipe also makes a perfect dessert with cream or custard, which ever way you serve it – Enjoy!

Plum and Almond Traybake - almond sponge hides luscious plump plums

What ingredients do you tend to over buy?   And what do you choose to  cook or bake when you find you have too much of certain ingredients?

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      Janice Pattie
      September 28, 2016

      That’s what I like too Jemma, quick and easy!

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      Janice Pattie
      September 28, 2016

      Aw thanks, Helen. It is a sweet bake and the plate is attracting a lot of attention!

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      Janice Pattie
      September 28, 2016

      ha ha, as if I would leave in the stones! Mind you my gran used to leave the stones in her plum jam, you had to be careful.

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      Janice Pattie
      September 29, 2016

      Thanks Emma, I love plums and almonds too.

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      Janice Pattie
      October 2, 2016

      Ha ha, I think we all have a food prop obsession as food bloggers! The fork comes from a Great Brtish Bake Off set I got in a sale in Tesco last year. The plate was a gift and is supposed to be decorative only, but I’m not one for ornaments!

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