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 (http://blogs.kqed.org/essentialpepin/2011/09/19/quick-almond-and-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?

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

Walnuts should work, but you might want to toast them first.

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Diana B
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.

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Reiney
Reiney July 29, 2012

Definitely walnuts, but hazelnuts would work as well.

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chef of the future 2000

Pecans go nicely with plums too

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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.

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