Rustic Plum Cake
Why This Recipe Works
To get to an easy-to-make plum cake recipe with a hefty plum presence, we settled on a batter in which ground almonds replaced some of the flour, for a moist, rich cake that was strong enough to hold the plums aloft. Although Italian plums are well suited to baking, their season is too short to make them a practical choice. Instead, for our plum cake recipe, we poached supermarket plums in a few tablespoons of jam and brandy to brighten their flavor and keep them moist.