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Oma's Quick Plum Cake Recipe❤️

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

❤️ Yummy Plum Streusel Cake ... just like Oma made, with a super easy recipe.

German Plum Cake recipe, aka Pflaumenkuchen, is one of the most requested recipes.

Many are made with yeast. This one isn't! 

It's so quick to make with "Quark-Öl" dough. I had to play a bit with the original recipe, since Quark isn't available here where I live. So, when I'm in a real hurry, this German plum cake with streusel is the winner!

OR, make this with various other fillings: check below for ideas.

If you really, really want to use Quark to make this, and can't buy it, you can make it easily with your Green yogurt maker or even in the oven! Check it out here.

However, for this recipe, you can also use Greek yogurt. Works just as well. That is awesome, since it makes this recipe available for use whenever you want.

More Info re: German Plum Cake

  • The best plums to use for this are the Italian prune plums.
  • Since they are quite tart, you can sprinkle the plums with sugar underneath the streusel layer if you wish.
  • Some even like to include a sprinkle of cinnamon.

However, my hubby and I like it a bit tart, so I omit the extra sugar and cinnamon. But, do serve this with a dollop of whipped cream. WUNDERBAR! A German plum pie :)

Most people say that when you use a "Quark-Öl" dough, it should be eaten fresh. However, I find that the recipe below keeps very well. The photo of the German plum cake at the top was taken on the THIRD day.

Use other Fruits and Jams ...

Take a look at these two cakes below. I made the same recipe as above and divided the batter into two which is enough for 2 9-inch spring form pans. 

The one in the foreground is covered with canned peach slices and topped with streusel. The one in the background is covered in plum jam and topped with streusel. Serve with whipped cream, of course!

❤️ Peach Streusel (foreground) and Plum Jam Streusel Cakes served for Coffee time!

Oma Says:

I love making other German dessert recipes from this same dough.

For example, I used this same easy dough and pressed it into a 9" x 13" pan. Then I covered it with fresh peaches that I had peeled and cut into thick slices. 

I sprinkled that with about 1 tbsp of sugar and baked it. This only took about 45 minutes since it had no streusel layer.

Delicious Peach Cake! Wunderbar!

More Plum Cakes aka Pflaumenkuchen

Here are some different plum cakes to try:

But, right below, is my favorite ... it's so easy and so lecker!

Oma's Quick German Plum Cake Recipe

A German Plum Cake, aka Pflaumenkuchen, is one of the most requested recipes. Many are made with yeast. This one isn't! 

It's so quick to make with "Quark-Öl" dough, but instead of Quark, I use Greek yogurt. So, when I'm in a real hurry, this German plum cake with streusel is the winner! 

Prep Time

15 minutes

Bake Time

60 minutes

Total Time

75 minutes

Servings:

Makes 10 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla sugar
  • pinch salt
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • ⅓ cup sunflower oil (I use light olive oil)
  • about 2 lbs prune plums, pitted, quartered
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup cold butter

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Into a large mixing bowl, mix 2⅓ cups flour, baking powder, ⅓ cup sugar, vanilla sugar, and salt.
  3. Add yogurt, milk, and oil and using dough hook, mix for a minute or so until dough holds together (do not over-beat!) ... if you wish, you can just mix it in a bowl with a wooden spoon, and knead lightly with hands till it holds together.
  4. Press dough into a greased 9" x 13" pan or divide dough into two if using 9" springform pans.
  5. Place plum quarters in rows on top of dough.
  6. Mix together the 2 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup butter to make the streusel dough. Crumble over top of plums.
  7. Bake at 350° F for about 50 - 60 minutes or until top is lightly browned.
  8. Let cool and serve. 

Notes/Hints:

  •  Instead of plums, put a layer of jam on the dough and cover with streusel.
  • Use this same easy dough and press it into a 9" x 13" pan. Cover with fresh peach slices, sprinkle with about 1 tbsp of sugar and bake for about 45 minutes.

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Oma's Plum Cake Recipe ❤️



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Oma's Plum Cake Recipe


This German plum cake recipe is so quick and easy to make. Tastes WUNDERBAR! No plums? Then make this with peaches, or apples, or ... you choose!


Yield: 10 servings

Ingredients: 2⅓ cups flour, ⅓ cup sugar, ½ cup yogurt, ⅓ cup milk, 1 cup butter, about 2 lbs prune plums, pitted, quartered,

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