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.