Almond-Plum Coffee Cake

Rings of sliced plums bake on an orange-scented almond batter in this exquisite coffee cake recipe.

Almond-Plum Coffee Cake
Servings: 8 Prep 20 mins Bake 350°F 1 hr


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup blanched whole almonds
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature, cut up
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1 1/4 pounds ripe plums (5 to 6 plums), pitted and cut into eighths (3 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour 9-inch springform pan.

2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in medium-size bowl.

3. Place 3/4 cup sugar and almonds in food processor. Process until finely ground. Add butter to processor. Process to combine. Add eggs and vanilla; process to combine.

4. Add milk to egg mixture in processor; process until blended. Add flour mixture; process until well blended and smooth. Add orange rind; process to blend.

5. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Arrange plum slices decoratively over batter. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup sugar over plums. Dot with the remaining 2 tablespoons butter.

6. Bake in 350 degrees F oven for about 1 hour or until top is lightly browned and wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Dust with confectioners sugar, if desired. Cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 426, Fat, total (g): 22, chol. (mg): 94, sat. fat (g): 10, carb. (g): 54, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 7, sodium (mg): 188, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.