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German Plum Cake

Rated as 3.6 out of 5 Stars

"Yummy plum cake with a crumble topping. Eat as-is or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream."
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1 h 55 m servings 364
Original recipe yields 16 servings (1 9x13-inch cake)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. 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.
  3. Arrange plums on top of butter mixture in the baking dish.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

Per Serving: 364 calories; 9.8 66.1 4.8 46 137 Full nutrition

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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.

I altered the recipe slightly by using cake flours, less butter and sugar. Excellent!

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 the...

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 goi...

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 ...