I love baking with Italian plums, we call these Zwetschgen in German or Zwätschge in Swiss German. I was able to find some local plums and just had to grab it!
150 g butter, soft
150 ml maple syrup
1 organic lemon, zest, and juice of half
150 g spelt flour
1 tsp baking powder
about 19 Italian plums, cut in half
-Line the bottom of a 24 cm Springform pan with parchment paper, grease and flour the sides. Preheat the oven to 350 F/180 C.
– Whisk together the butter, maple syrup, lemon juice, zest and salt. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well.
-Add the flour and baking powder, stir until well combined. Pour into prepared baking pan. Top with the plums and sprinkle with some almond slices if desired. I also dusted the plums with a bit of cinnamon.
– Bake in preheated oven for about 45 minutes or until tester inserted into centre of cake comes out clean.
-Let cool completely, dust with icing sugar if desired.