Happy Monday everyone! We made this plum cake a few weeks back (twice actually because it got inhaled the first time… lol!) It is just too good not to share 🙂 Let me know if you have a chance to try it!
My husbands German plum-cake recipe, just like Oma and Opa used to make!
Start with the simple dough recipe:
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup of butter (3/4 a stick)
- a pinch of salt (1/16 teaspoon)
Mix the above ingredients into a bowl, cutting the butter into small chunks.
- 1 egg
- Milk (read below)
In a small measuring cup, crack the egg, and then fill to 1/2 cup with milk. As the size of eggs can vary, it works out roughly to 3 oz of milk. Beat the egg and milk together.
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and mixed together to make your dough.
- 18 – 20 plums (late summer, fall fresh picked Italian Plums) cut into quarters, pit removed.
Spread the dough over a thin cookie sheet. The dough is supposed to be thin, similar to a thick crust pizza. Layer the plum quarters on top, overlapping each row cut side up.
- Bake at 350 to 360 degrees for an hour, edges should be golden brown
Remove from oven, and let sit for 5 minutes, you’ll notice the plums will start sweating, at that point sprinkle a couple of teaspoons of sugar on top. This adds a nice contrast to the tart of the plums with some sweetness!
This is a really delicious cake and it definitely does not last very long in our house!! Hope you enjoy 🙂
Thank you for reading!