Yummy plum cake with a crumble topping. Eat as-is or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
1 hr 55 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 9x13-inch cake
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cake:
Crumble Topping:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Beat white sugar, softened butter, and eggs together in a bowl until creamy. Whisk 2 cups flour and baking powder together in another bowl. And flour mixture to butter mixture and stir until just combined. Press mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

  • Arrange plums on top of butter mixture in the baking dish.

  • Stir brown sugar, 2 cups flour, and 1/2 cup cold butter together in a bowl until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Spread crumble mixture over plums in the baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cake is set and plums are soft, about 1 hour 30 minutes. Cool for 1 hour before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

364 calories; protein 4.8g 10% DV; carbohydrates 66.1g 21% DV; fat 9.8g 15% DV; cholesterol 46.1mg 15% DV; sodium 136.7mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2014
Way to many plums 15 are enough and for the crumbles use only 1/3 of the ingredients. Otherwise it's good. I did add some cinnamon into the crumble mix. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/23/2019
I liked it but it was dry. Ice cream helped. Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2014
Way to many plums 15 are enough and for the crumbles use only 1/3 of the ingredients. Otherwise it's good. I did add some cinnamon into the crumble mix. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2015
I altered the recipe slightly by using cake flours less butter and sugar. Excellent! Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2015
It was so Yummy! The bottom crust was more like a cookie. Using 1/3 of crumble mixture worked better. I also used half whole-wheat flour. I would make it again. Forgot to take a photo before they were devoured. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/11/2015
I'm confused about the portions and the bake time on this one. I wanted to make 2 so I doubled the recipe but when I put it into the pans I realized I only had enough to really fill ONE jelly roll pan? I semi-quartered 11 plums which was the perfect amount for my pan. The crumb topping was not at all like I remember my German mother's crumb topping.The other thing that REALLY seems off is that my cake started to BURN on the bottom in just under an hour. How could anyone bake this for an hour and a half?!! My oven never has any issues with other recipe bake times so I don't think it has anything to do with that. Honestly I was confused as soon as I read the instructions to bake it that long. I should have followed my instincts. Instead I had to wait to smell burning cake in my house to actually go take it out. Then I had to cut the bottom burnt part off the entire cake. Those who tried this seemed to enjoy it but I know I should be able to make something much better. And without so much of a hassle. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
09/22/2019
I liked it but it was dry. Ice cream helped. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
07/17/2016
This didn't turn out for me - measurements seem off - the crumble in particular. I think it should be 1 cup flour. The cake layer was odd - sort of a cookie but not cakey at all which I was going for. Hour and a half cooking time is way too much - my bottom crust was starting to burn after 45 minutes. Read More
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