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Almond Crumble Coffee Cake with Dried Plums

The scent of cardamom and luscious dried plums make this coffee cake a bit out of the ordinary. Vary the crunchy topping with walnuts or pecans, instead of almonds.

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Prep Time   15 minutes Cook Time   30 minutes Serves  9

Ingredients

Topping:

1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 tablespoons chopped almonds

Coffee Cake:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
1 egg
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 cups (about 9 ounces) chopped dried plums


Directions

For Topping:

In small bowl, combine sugar, flour, cardamom and nutmeg. Add butter; mix with fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in almonds; set aside.

For Coffee Cake:

Heat oven to 400ºF. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cardamom and nutmeg; set aside. In small bowl, whisk together milk, butter, egg and almond extract. Add to dry ingredients, mixing just until moistened. Stir in dried plums. Pour batter into greased and floured 9-inch square baking pan, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with Topping. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean. Serve warm.

Recipe created by Georgeanne Brennan 


Nutrition Facts

Calories
308
Cholesterol
46mg
% of Calories from Fat
29%
Total Fat
10g
Sodium
335mg
Carbohydrate
46g
Protein
5g
Fiber
3g
Potassium
279mg