Substitute for almonds in a cake?

I just got some gorgeous plums at the farmers' market and want to make Jacques Pepin's plum cake (, but it calls for almonds and I don't like almonds. Is there another nut I can use and still do justice to this recipe?

Diana B
  • Posted by: Diana B
  • July 28, 2012


Diana B. July 31, 2012
Just FYI, the walnuts were perfect in this! I'll try pecans the next time I make it, so thanks to the three of you who responded to my plea.
chef O. July 30, 2012
Pecans go nicely with plums too
Reiney July 29, 2012
Definitely walnuts, but hazelnuts would work as well.
Diana B. July 28, 2012
Thank you, jilhil - I have a fresh bag of organic walnuts, so I'm going to give this a try.
jilhil July 28, 2012
Walnuts should work, but you might want to toast them first.
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