Plum Buckle

Plum Buckle

Plum Buckle

Serves 8
Website Epicurious


  • 1/2 cup whole almonds
  • 1 1/2 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 Cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Teaspoon almond extract
  • 10-12 plums (halved and pitted)
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar


Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2
Butter spring form pan (any size, smaller for thicker cake, larger for thinner) dust with flour. Add parchment paper or wax paper to the bottom of the pan.
Step 3
Grind almonds in food processor until coarse meal. Add to flour, baking powder and salt.
Step 4
In mixer, beat butter and sugar until smooth. Add eggs, blend further. Add vanilla and almond extract.
Step 5
Add flour mixture slowly to batter.
Step 6
Batter will be stiff. Transfer to cake pan and smooth out with spatula.
Step 7
Top cake with plum halves placed side by side.
Step 8
Mix cinnamon and 3 Teaspoons of sugar and spoon over plums.
Step 9
Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.
Step 10
Cool for 30 minutes before eating.