Make Ahead

Italian Plum Cake

July 31, 2010
0 Ratings
  • Makes Jelly Roll Pan Cake
Author Notes

This is my fathers favorite cake. An old friend of our family used to make it for him, however, since she moved away, it has been difficult to find this cake. However, after a long search, last year we were able to have this cake for his birthday! —slulibby

What You'll Need
  • 1/3 cup softened butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3 pounds small Italian plums
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  1. Heat oven to 375 F. Cream 1/3 cup softened butter and white sugar. Mix in eggs, vanilla, almond extract, flour, almond flour, baking powder, salt and milk.
  2. Grease a jelly roll pan & spread dough over pan.
  3. Slice and pit plums. Place them on top of the dough, cut side up slightly overlapping each other.
  4. Sprinkle plums with brown sugar and cinnamon. Then drizzle with butter. Bake for 30 minutes.
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3 Reviews

Esther G. July 31, 2012
If I wanted to half this, would a 9 x 13 pan work?
inthisguise August 1, 2010
You beat me to it! My grandmother used to make this cake and it is one of my favorite food memories from childhood.
slulibby August 1, 2010
Isn't it the best? Something about the simplicity of the fruit and cake--no frosting in the way, no fancy layers-just the delicious sweet fruit in the batter. I am glad other people at the site have had it too, it's pretty rare to see around.