INGREDIENTS of Almond Cake Mix :-
175 g (6 oz) self-raising flour
100 g (4 oz) packet of ground almonds
75 g (3 oz) castor sugar
150 g (5 oz) softened butter
2 large eggs
INGREDIENTS of Plum Topping :-
450 g (1 lb) plums or other drupes
50 g (2 oz) whole blanched almonds
50 g (2 oz) melted butter
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Grease a shallow 23 cm (9 inch) round flan tin, or a 14 x 36 cm (6 x 14 inch) rectangular tin.
Put the almond cake mix ingredients into a large bowl, and beat until thoroughly mixed.
Place the creamy mixture into the greased baking tin, and distribute evenly.
Wash, dry, halve, and stone the plums, or other drupes.
Arrange them, cut side up, on top of the cake mix.
Place a whole almond in the centre of each fruit half.
Carefully brush melted butter over the whole surface of the cake and fruit, and sprinkle evenly with sugar.
Bake at Gas Mark 5 / 375°F / 190°C (170°C for fan oven) for about 45 minutes until lightly brown, firm to touch, and shrunk slightly from the edges.