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Plum Torte


  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup unbleached flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 8 plums halved and pitted
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract


  • confectioners sugar & cinnamon for topping when out of the oven


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2.  Mix sugar and butter in a mixing bowl (preferably with an electric mixer).

  3.  Add four, baking powder, eggs, and almond extract. Beat until fully mixed.

  4.  If you are not using a non-stick spring form pan, spray cooking oil before pouring batter into the pan. Place the plums skin-side up on top of the batter so that they're touching each other.

  5.  Dust lightly with sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon (about 1 teaspoon).

  6. Bake for about 45 minutes to an hour.

Recipe Notes

I enjoyed it both right out of the oven and the next day at room temperature--both were delightful!

It's best to use a spring form pan for this but you can also use a regular cake tin. I used an 8-inch spring form but a 9 and 10 inch also work here.