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plum almond cake topped with whipped cream

Plum Almond Cake

Thinly sliced fresh plum top this incredibly moist and flavorful cake. This Plum Almond Cake is not only easy to make, but it's a gorgeous dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 9 servings
Calories 225


  • ½ cup butter (softened)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup almond meal
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg (freshly grated )
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 4 plums (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoons sugar


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter an 8 x 8 baking pan and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs one at a time, then almond extract and mix on medium for a couple minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, almond meal, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and zest. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and mix into a batter. Pour into the prepared pan and arrange plum slices on top of the batter in a decorative fashion. Sprinkle with lemon juice and dust with the sugar.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes or until sides begin to pull away and cake is golden brown. Cool and serve. It is also delicious with whipped cream or ice cream.


Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 169mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 469IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg