A quintessentially British fruit, the humble plum sings in this Plum Cake recipe. With ground almonds to add a nutty flavour, this cake is fantastic for a Sunday afternoon tea, or even just to whip up mid-week for a surprise guest! Best made during the summer when British plums are at their most flavourful!
100g ground almonds
200g golden caster sugar
175g plain flour
2 large eggs
130ml Mellow Yellow rapeseed oil
2tsp baking powder
250g plums, washed and stoned
Combine your ground almonds, flour, baking powder and cinnamon in a bowl. Mix together until combined. In a separate bowl, mix together the sugar, oil and eggs. Pour your dry ingredients into the wet and stir well. Pour your mixture into a lined 9inch cake tin. Cut your plums in half and remove the stones, then arrange the halves in circles on top of the cake. Bake at 160°C for 60 minutes. Cover with foil after half an hour if the top is browning too quickly. Leave to cool and slice.