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Russian Plum Cake

Plum Torte

  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 45 mins
  • Cook Time: 55 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 mins
  • Yield: 8-10 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: European


Plum torte with caramelized sweet plums, ground almonds, and hazelnuts. Only 7 ingredients! Fairly easy to make and tastes absolutely delish, especially when served hot.


  • 2 lbs. fresh plums, pitted and sliced into eights (large plums) or fourths (medium-small plums)
  • 3/4 cups whole raw almonds
  • 3/4 cups whole raw hazelnuts
  • 3/4 cups + 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 23 Tbsp. apricot preserves


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a food processor, grind almonds and hazelnuts until crumb consistency. Make sure not to overprocess or it will turn into nut butter.
  3. In a large bowl, beat butter with sugar until creamy. Add one egg at a time and flour. With a spoon, mix in the nuts. Batter will be a thick consistency.
  4. Spoon the batter into buttered and floured 9-inch springform pan.
  5. Starting in the middle, insert the plum slices half way into the batter in a circular pattern.
  6. Bake the cake in a preheated 375F oven for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes lower the temperature (while the cake is in the oven) to 300F and continue baking for an additional 40 minutes.
  7. In a microwave, warm up the apricot preserves for 30 seconds or until runny. Brush the top of the baked cake with warm apricot preserves. Cool slightly. Slice and serve.

Keywords: plum cake, summer, coffee cake