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Almond Plum Cake with Crème Fraiche

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Keyword almond, cake, creme fraiche, plum
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories 417 kcal


  • 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder teaspoon baking powder
  • 0.25 tsp salt 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1.25 cup sugar 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup almond 1 cup past of almond
  • 6 tbsps unsalted butter 6 tablespoons at room temeperature unsalted butter
  • 6 eggs 6 at room temperature egg(s)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 vanilla bean 1 split lenghwise seeds scraped vanilla bean
  • 3 plums 3 large, pitted and cut into 1/2 inch wedges plums
  • almond slivers of almond
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  1. Preheat the oven at 350°.

  2. Butter and flour a 9-inch spring form pan. In a small bowl, mix the cake flour with the baking powder and salt.

  3. In a bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a paddle, beat the sugar with the almond paste until crumbly. Add the butter and beat t high speed until light in color and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs, one at the a time, beating until fully incorporated between additions. Beat the vanilla extract and vanilla seeds. Gently fold in the flour mixture until fully incorporated.

  4. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan. Arrange the plums over the top of the batter. Bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes, or until the cake is deeply golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  5. Transfer the cake to a rack and let cool for 15 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the cake and remove the outside ring of the pan. Let the cake cool for at least 30 minutes longer. Serve warm or at room temperature topped with crème fraiche and slivered almonds.

  6. Make ahead: The cake can be made one day ahead and stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts
Almond Plum Cake with Crème Fraiche
Amount Per Serving
Calories 417 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 121mg 5%
Potassium 277mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 50g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 34g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 10.5%
Vitamin C 2.9%
Calcium 9.4%
Iron 11.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.