Looking for unique German ❤️ gifts?   |   Grab  Oma's cookbooks!   |   Don't miss Oma's ❤️ Newsletter  |  Make Oma's favorite recipe

Grandma's German Plum Cake ❤️

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

FTC Disclosure: Making a purchase via a link on the page? I may earn a small commission on the transaction - at no added cost to you. Thanks!

Grandma's Plum Streuselkuchen is a delicious journey down memory lane

German plum cake, aka Pflaumen-Streuselkuchen! So thankful to my niece, Melissa Judd, for finding this long-lost family favorite from her German Grandma (my hubby's Mutti)! Now that I've posted it, it'll be part of my traditional German baking as well :-)

Melissa added that this is definitely not a quick recipe. But, it is definitely delicious! The lovely bright, rich color is because Melissa made this with Black Doris plums when she lived in New Zealand. However, use whichever plums you have. It will be absolutely delicious!

Hallo Summer Collection at Just like Oma's Store

I remember having it at my mutti-in-law's out in their lovely backyard. She was such a great cook and loved baking. This plum cake was served with a dollop of whipped cream on the side, of course, ... and there were never any leftovers!

Have Oma by your side ... helping you


You can serve this plum cake either warm or cold. Ice cream or whipped cream on the side? WUNDERBAR!

Now, you may ask, why is the filling so red? Well, that depends on the type of plum you use. Keeping the skins on while cooking the filling increases the color. (If you prefer, you can peel the plums.) I did check with Melissa to see if she added food coloring ... and she didn't. 

Grandma or Oma?

In our family, we found it so easy to differentiate who was who by using both names. For my hubby's side, we called them 'Grandma and Grandpa' (even though they were German) and on my side were 'Oma and Opa'. Now, our grandchildren do the same. It becomes easy to figure out who they are talking about. 


Grandma's German Plum Cake ❤️

Ingredients:

Filling

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 cups sliced plums
  • lemon juice (if needed)
  • butter (if needed)

Cake

  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup butter, cold
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup finely chopped walnuts

Instructions:

Filling

  • Stir together sugar and cornstarch.
  • Add to a saucepan with sliced plums.
  • Stir over medium heat until fruit thickens.
  • Add a couple of tablespoons lemon juice if too sweet. 
  • Add some butter if too sticky.
  • Set aside to cool.

Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Butter a 9-inch springform pan.
  • Stir together vinegar and milk
  • Set aside for 5 minutes. Then add egg and beat together
  • In another bowl combine flour and sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly.
  • Remove ½ cup and reserve for the streusel topping.
  • To the remainder add baking powder, baking soda, and walnuts.
  • Add milk mixture to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
  • Spread ⅔ of batter over the bottom and part way up the sides of the pan.
  • Spread the fruit filling over the batter.
  • Spread the remaining batter over the fruit in small spoonfuls, using two forks to spread over the filling as well as you can.
  • Sprinkle with the reserved streusel topping.
  • Bake for about 50 minutes or until nicely browned.

You might like these

Check out Oma's German Cake recipes right here: https://www.quick-german-recipes.com/german-cake-recipes.html

Leave a comment about this recipe or ask a question?

Pop right over to my private Facebook group, the Kaffeeklatschers. You'll find thousands of German foodies, all eager to help and to talk about all things German, especially these yummy foods. 

I pop in all the time as well, to chat and to answer questions. 

Meet with us around Oma's table, pull up a chair, grab a coffee and a piece of Apfelstrudel, and enjoy the visit.

*  *  *  *  *

Thinking of starting your own Handmade Business?

Oma Gerhild Fulson

This Oma KNOWS you CAN do it.

How do I know?

Well, if I can do it, anyone can.

I've even figured out how I can help you.

I've teamed up with my own business coach, Renae Christine (yes, do google her!), to bring you this free masterclass. After you watch it, ask me any questions and I'll gladly answer them.

Don't hesitate. I'm not sure how long Renae will keep this free masterclass available.

Thinking of starting a handmade business. I've got a FREE workshop from my coach right here.

PS:  Yes, Renae really is as amazing as all the reviews say.

PPS: Yes, the course is for handmade items, but I've used it successfully for my cookbooks. I know others are using her methods for services, direct sales, and even a local ice cream bar & grill that's constantly selling out. You've nothing to lose by taking a look ... and a whole bunch to gain.

*  *  *  *  *

Oma's Cookbooks (downloadable & print)

A is for Asparagus cookbook
Favorite German Recipes Cookbook
Quick Fix Soup eCookbook
Oma's Favorite Slow Cooker Recipes Cookbook
Top 10 Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Recipes eCookbook
Oma's Christmas Baking eCookbook
Oma's Summer Salads eCookbook
Oma's Easter Feast eCookbook
Oma's German Meat Recipes eCookbook
Oma's Oktoberfest eCookbook
German Meals at Oma's paperback cookbook

*  *  *  *  *

Want nutritional information for a recipe?

Copy and paste the ingredient list and the number of servings into Calorie Count

It will give you an approximate calculation.

Need help doing conversions

between cups and grams or any such thing?

Use this site to give you all the different conversions for the different types of ingredients. 



PIN this ... for quick recipe access when pulling out your springform pan 

Grandma's Plum Streuselkuchen is a delicious journey down memory lane

Newest Recipes

  1. ❤️ Slow Cooker Roast Beef tastes like Rouladen made Just like Oma

    Try this slow cooker roast beef and you'll be amazed at how much this tastes like rouladen WITHOUT the work.

    Go to the recipe

  2. ❤️ How to cook Pork Hocks ~ Just like Oma

    Learn how to cook pork hocks, anytime you want something traditionally German and wonderfully delicious! A hearty meal for any time of the year!

    Go to the recipe


Words to the Wise

"Pride leads to conflict; those who take advice are wise."

Proverbs 13:10


❤️ German Plum Cake made Just like Oma



By


German Plum Cake made Just like Oma


Grandma's German plum cake! So thankful to my niece for finding this long-lost family favorite from Grandma. Now that I've posted it, it'll be part of my traditional German baking as well :-)


Ingredients: sliced plums, sugar, lemon juice, butter,

For the full recipe, scroll up ...