To make a traditional plum cake, you will need the following ingredients:
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup pitted and chopped plums
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9-inch round cake pan.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set the bowl aside.
In a separate, large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until they are light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.
Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, stirring until just combined. Gently fold in the chopped plums and sliced almonds.
Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake the cake for 35-40 minutes, or until it is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing it to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve the plum cake with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!