Almond and Plum Tart

"A very light cake perfect to have with a cup of freshly brewed coffee! This recipe is based on a recipe that my dear Mother passed on to me - the only difference between the 2 recipes is the addition of almond essence and slithered almonds."
photo by Karin... photo by Karin...
photo by Karin...
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Ready In:
1 tart




  • Cream butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs - one at a time and beat well.
  • Add the warm water and almond essence.
  • Add sifted flour and baking powder.
  • Stir well to make a mixture that will spread evenly in 20cm diameter tin.
  • Sprinke with slithered almonds.
  • Arrange sliced plums on top.
  • Sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake in the oven for approx 20 minutes at 160'C.

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  1. A trip down memory lane :) This reminded me so much of a recipe my mother used to make too. We had this for dessert while still slightly warm with some softly whipped cream. The almonds take this to a higher level. Yum!! :) Mine did take longer than the 20mins stated to cook but that could be my oven. A real keeper for us . Thanks Karin :)


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