Fluffy plum streusel cake

Fluffy plum streusel cake

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„As soon as plums come into season, I head straight for the kitchen to bake this easy cake.“

Difficulty

Easy 👌
30
min.
Preparation
60
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-12+
1½ kg
plums
475 g
butter (divided)
600 g
sugar (divided)
850 g
all-purpose flour (divided)
5
eggs
10 g
baking powder
8 g
vanilla sugar
confectioner’s sugar for serving
Metric
Imperial
  • 1½ kg plums
  • 475 g butter (divided)
  • 600 g sugar (divided)
  • 850 g all-purpose flour (divided)
  • 5  eggs
  • 10 g baking powder
  • 8 g vanilla sugar
  • confectioner’s sugar for serving

Utensils

  • baking sheet
  • oven
  • large bowl
  • parchment paper
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • spatula
  • stand mixer or hand mixer with beaters

Enjoy with

Zweigelt Auslese
A sweet, red wine Auslese is more subtle than a port wine, but has enough body to stand up to a moist, autumnal cake and is the perfect addition to any coffee gathering.

Nutrition per serving

Cal
869
Protein
11g
Fat
39g
Carb
116g

Step 1/5

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Halve plums and remove pits.
  •  kg plums
  • oven
  • cutting board
  • knife

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Halve plums and remove pits.

Step 2/5

Add part of the butter and part of the sugar to a stand mixer and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat until well incorporated. Add part of the flour and baking powder. Beat until a smooth dough has formed.
  • 225 butter
  • 350 sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 350 flour
  • 8 baking powder
  • stand mixer or hand mixer with beaters

Add part of the butter and part of the sugar to a stand mixer and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat until well incorporated. Add part of the flour and baking powder. Beat until a smooth dough has formed.

Step 3/5

Transfer dough onto a lined baking sheet, spreading it out evenly to create a smooth surface.
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • spatula

Transfer dough onto a lined baking sheet, spreading it out evenly to create a smooth surface.

Step 4/5

In a large bowl, mix remaining butter, sugar, flour, and vanilla sugar into coarse crumbles with your fingers.
  • 250 butter
  • 250 sugar
  • 500 flour
  • 10 vanilla sugar
  • large bowl

In a large bowl, mix remaining butter, sugar, flour, and vanilla sugar into coarse crumbles with your fingers.

Step 5/5

Arrange plum halves on the dough in overlapping rows, cut side facing up. Sprinkle a thick layer of crumbles on top of the cake and bake in preheated oven at 180°C/350°F for approx. 1 h. Dust with confectioner’s sugar before serving and enjoy with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, if desired.
  • confectioner’s sugar for serving

Arrange plum halves on the dough in overlapping rows, cut side facing up. Sprinkle a thick layer of crumbles on top of the cake and bake in preheated oven at 180°C/350°F for approx. 1 h. Dust with confectioner’s sugar before serving and enjoy with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, if desired.