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Almond Plum Cake

Almond Plum Cake

Almond Plum Cake - a quick & easy upside down cake made with an almond cake batter and sweet seasonal plums. Delicious served warm with vanilla ice cream!
Course Dessert
Cuisine North American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings
Calories 388 kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 12  prune plums or enough to cover the bottom of a 9x9 pan

For the Cake layer

  • cups flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup ground almonds
  • eggs
  • tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup milk


To prepare the plum layer

  1. Mix together the melted butter, brown sugar and vanilla.
  2. Spread evenly on the bottom of a lightly greased 9x9 baking pan.
  3. Cut the prune plums in half and remove the pits.
  4. Lay the plums, face side down on top of the butter and brown sugar mixture.

To prepare the Cake layer

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, blend together the flour, sugar, almonds and baking powder.
  3. Add the eggs, melted butter, oil, milk, vanilla extract and almond extract all at once.
  4. Blend on slow speed, just until the liquid ingredients are incorporated, and then on high speed for only about 20 seconds.
  5. Quickly spread the batter evenly over the prepared plums.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F (325 for glass bakeware) for about 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  7. Let rest in the pan for 10 minutes then invert onto a serving patter or wire rack to cool off.
  8. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla bean ice cream with toasted almonds as a garnish.

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

Nutrition Facts
Almond Plum Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 114mg5%
Potassium 186mg5%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 620IU12%
Vitamin C 6.3mg8%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.