Pyrex National Baking Week

Homemade Family Time
15th - 21st
October 2018

Plum and Almond Cake

Desserts
5
Cooking time: 
Under an hour
Serves: 
4-6
Preparation time: 
15-30 minutes
Ingredients: 
  • 175g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 175g Billingtons Golden Caster sugar
  • 175g ground almonds
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 4 large Eggs
  • 4 plums, halved and stoned
  • Icing sugar for dusting
Equipment: 
  • 2L Square storage
Method: 
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 6. Using a food mixer or electric hand whisk, cream the butter and sugar together until pale. Add the ground almonds and almond extract then beat in the eggs one at a time.
  2. Grease a 2 litre square Pyrex dish with butter then pour in the cake mixture.
  3. Press the plums, cut side up, into the mixture then bake for 25-30 minutes until risen and golden. To check that the cake is cooked, insert a cocktail stick or skewer into the centre; if it comes out clean, the cake is cooked.
  4. Leave to cool slightly then dust with icing sugar before serving.

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