Plum Coffee Cake

This is a great coffee cake that is an alternative to banana bread….

 

  • 8 large purple plums
  • 1 cup butter (not margarine)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. almond flavouring
  • 1  3/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. each baking powder and grated lime zest
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1  1/2 cups whipping cream

A couple of hours before serving, slice the plums and set aside. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease and flour a 13 x 9 inch baking pan.

In electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter and sugar until very light and fluffy.  Reduce to low speed and add the flour, baking powder, lime zest, salt and eggs and beat until blended.  Scrape bowl occasionally.  Increase the speed back to medium and beat until smooth.

Spread the batter in the baking dish and top with the sliced plums. (make it look pretty).  Top with the topping below.

 

Topping

  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4  cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup quick Quaker oats
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Mix together until it resembles coarse crumbs and sprinkle evenly over the plums. Bake about 55 – 60 minutes until cake tests done.

Serve warm with almond flavoured whipped cream.

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