Plum and Almond Cake


5 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup almond flour
1/2 cup flour
13 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted6  Plums, halved and pits removed
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
6 Plums, cut in half and pits removed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Butter and flour your tart or cake pan.  In a large bowl, mix the egg whites and sugar vigorously for a couple of minutes.  Add the flours and whisk and then add the cooled butter, lemon zest and extract and whisk until smooth.    Pour batter into prepared pan.  Place plum halves on top of batter.

Bake for about 25 - 30 minutes until golden brown. 

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