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Plum Kuchen

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Moist plum coffee cake with sugar and cinnamon crumble topping."
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50 m servings 232
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 7x11-inch baking dish.
  2. Beat 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons margarine together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Mix eggs, 1 cup flour, baking powder, and salt into creamed margarine mixture; stir in vanilla. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish. Arrange plums, skin side-down, atop batter.
  3. Mix 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup flour, 3 tablespoons margarine, and cinnamon together in a bowl until crumbly; spoon over batter and plums.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until plums are softened, about 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 232 calories; 5.6 43.5 3.1 31 153 Full nutrition

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Pflaumenkuchen (Plum Cake) is a very popular dish among Germans. My husband loves it so I made this recipe. The dough is stiff but seems in keeping with every other German Kuchen of this sort th...

Delicious! My German mother makes pflaumenkuchen when we can find the good, fresh Italian plums. This means about once a year, usually. I found some canned plums and decided to give this reci...

This was delicious. I had one minor problem with the batter being too stiff. I added a half cup+ of sour cream to make it easier to spread in the pan. I didn't have the size of pan rec., so I ba...

I made this for my son's birthday as he doesn't like overly sweet cakes. I followed the recipe except that I added about 1 cup of sour cream as a lot of the reviewers said it was a bit dry. I l...

My German dad used to make pflaumenkuchen, his was a little different because the plums went into the pan first, with batter on top (a true upside-down cake). I may try that next time, but in th...

Needed to use up extra plums. Only thing I wasn't sure of is the batter didn't quite cover bottom of pan so I found myself stretching it to make it work. I only had 6 large plums but it was en...

Yummy! I used butter instead of margarine. I had sour cream, so I added it. I turned on the broiler for 4 minutes at the end and the topping became quite crisp - like the top on cream Brule. ...

This was very good! I doubled the rescipe & added 1/2 cup of sour cream which made 2 large glass pie plates. I used plums from my dad 's trees, and they're just as good. I will definitely make...

I made it twice already. Very delicious. It was better the second time. I agree with the other comments, the dough is very stiff. And after baking kind of dried. I'll try with the sour cream ne...