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Plum and almond loaf recipe

Plum and almond loaf recipe

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A light, moist almond loaf packed with sweet plums, topped with flaked almonds and a gorgeous plum jam. The perfect Sunday afternoon treat alongside a cup of tea. See method

  • Serves 10
  • 15 mins to prepare and 1 hr 30 mins to cook
  • 470 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 225g butter, softened
  • 225g golden caster sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 225g self-raising flour, sifted
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 300g plums, de-stoned, half chopped, half sliced
  • 2 tbsp flaked almonds
  • 2 tbsp plum or apricot jam, warmed
No self-raising flour? Add 2 tsp baking powder for every 150g plain flour

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    29g 41%
  • Saturates

    12g 62%
  • Sugars

    29g 32%
  • Salt

    0.3g 5%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 48.6g Protein 7.9g Fibre 2.6g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 3, 170°C, 150°C fan. Grease and line a 900g loaf tin with nonstick baking paper.
  2. In a bowl, beat the butter and sugar, until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until incorporated.
  3. Fold through the flour and ground almonds, followed by the almond extract and chopped plums. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and top with sliced plums and flaked almonds.
  4. Bake for 1 hour 30 mins, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 mins, then transfer to a wire rack. Brush the jam over the cake and leave to cool completely. Serve in slices.

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