Streusel Plum Cake
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You will need a 71/2" - 8" cake tin with a loose bottom, lined with baking paper.
Recipe type: Baking
Serves: 10 slices
  • CAKE
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 150g golden caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g plain four
  • 11/2 tsp baking powder
  • 100g ground almonds
  • Approx.10 plums, halved and stoned
  • 75g self raising flour
  • 75g demerera sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 25g butter
  • 50g flaked almonds
  • 50g pecans, very roughly broken in pieces
  1. Preheat oven to 170c fan.
  2. Make the streusel first. Put the flour, cinnamon and sugar in a bowl, rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture is crumbly. Add 2Tbs water and the nuts and mix together with a knife, it should be dry but lumpy. Keep to one side.
  3. Then make the cake part. Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, add the vanilla and the eggs, then mix in the flour, baking powder and ground almonds until smooth. Add a little milk if the mixture is too stiff.
  4. Put the cake mixture in the cake tin and spread evenly. Put the halved plums in a single layer on the top then evenly scatter over the streusel. Don't press it down.
  5. Bake for 1 hr 15 mins.
Recipe by The Eating Tree at