Makes 8 or 9 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Rinse plums, pit, and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices.

Step 2

Butter and flour a 10-inch cake pan that has a removable rim.

Step 3

In a bowl, combine 1/2 cup butter, granulated sugar, and almond paste. With a mixer at high speed, beat until mixture is blended, about 2 minutes. Add eggs and beat until fluffy, 2 or 3 minutes. Add 1 cup flour, stir to mix, then beat until well blended.

Step 4

Scrape batter into cake pan. Arrange plum slices evenly on batter.

Step 5

Bake in a 350° oven until cake just begins to pull from pan sides and is golden brown, about 45 minutes.

Step 6

Cool in pan at least 10 minutes. Run a thin-bladed knife between cake and pan rim; remove rim. Dust cake with powdered sugar. Cut into wedges.

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