Rings of sliced plums bake on an orange-scented almond batter in this exquisite coffee cake recipe.




  • Heat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour 9-inch springform pan.

  • Combine flour, baking powder and salt in medium-size bowl.

  • Place 3/4 cup sugar and almonds in food processor. Process until finely ground. Add butter to processor. Process to combine. Add eggs and vanilla; process to combine.

  • Add milk to egg mixture in processor; process until blended. Add flour mixture; process until well blended and smooth. Add orange rind; process to blend.

  • Spoon batter into prepared pan. Arrange plum slices decoratively over batter. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup sugar over plums. Dot with the remaining 2 tablespoons butter.

  • Bake in 350°F oven for about 1 hour or until top is lightly browned and wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Dust with confectioners sugar, if desired. Cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts

426 calories; 22 g total fat; 94 mg cholesterol; 188 mg sodium. 54 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein;