Almond Plum Cake

August 30, 2011

I had big plans today to pick the apples from a tree that I pass on the way to work every week. (Don”t worry, it”s a tree by the side of the road with no houses around and the apples were starting to land on the ground.) I had big plans for apple butter and apple pie and apple crisp. Big plans.

Turns out someone else had bigger plans and beat me to it! Apple tree? Totally bare! The nerve.

When I was complaining of the robbery (of apples that really weren”t mine) to a colleague, she handed me a bag of plums picked from her plum tree! Isn”t that great? I”m a sucker for free, seasonal fruit.

So I scooted home after work to whip up some creation with plums.

{aren”t they gorgeous? so tiny and juicy!}

After a little searching, I landed on this recipe for almond plum cake.

It”s light, moist and sweet, which goes perfectly with the little tart plums. I love the way the plums sunk into the batter while it was baking. I could have used a few more plums, but luckily I”ve got lots of the little jewels left so I”ll definitely be making another batch!

Doesn”t it look light and fluffy? Check out the recipe here.

Thanks for rescuing the day, Maeve!

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