Damp Plum and Almond Cake

by So D'lish
Damp Plum and Almond Cake


9 plums
2 tsp caster sugar
Flavourless oil for greasing the tin
8 eggs
325g ground almonds
275g caster sugar
50g flaked almonds
1 tsp icing sugar


Bring a pot of water to the boil, dunk the plums in for a minute then immediately drop them into a large bowl containing iced water. Peel the skin off the chop roughly Put the chopped plums into a pot with the sugar and over a medium heat, bring them to a bubble. Turn down the heat to low, cover and cook for 10 minutes until soft. Take off the heat and leave to cool. You should have around 300g of fruit Preheat your oven to 180ºc and grease a 20cm spring form tin with the oil and line the bottom with baking paper Put the fruit into a food processor with the eggs, ground almonds and caster sugar and blitz until it becomes a pureé Scrape the mixture into the cake tin, sprinkle the flaked almonds on top and bake for around 60 mins Cool slightly before removing the cake from the tin. Sieve icing sugar over the top just before serving.

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