Delicious German Plum cake
An easy to follow recipe to bake an authentic German plum cake
10 oz. flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
5 oz. sugar,
a pinch of salt
1 large egg
5 oz. butter,
2 pounds plumps
How it is done:
Pit the plums and quarter them as seen on below right
Put all other ingredients in a bowl and knead it with your hand or a mixer until it becomes a big ball. Make sure that the butter is cold and not too soft. That makes it easier to prepare the dough (shortcrust). I like to use the palm of my hand to get the dough done well.
Grease a 10 inch spring form with about 2 teaspoon of butter, bottom and sides of the form. Make sure the fat is everywhere. Otherwise you could get trouble to take the ready cake out of the spring form.
Take ⅔ of the dough and put it in the greased spring form. The rest you need for the sprinkles. Then put on top of the dough the quartered plumps in circles. Crumble the leftover dough all over the plums.
Put the cake in the to 375° F preheated oven (electric) and bake it 40 - 45 minutes, until the sprinkles get a light brown color. The time depends a little on how your oven bakes. Let it cool down a little before you take the cake out of the form.
Best the plump cake taste light warm with heavy whipping cream. You also can put powdered sugar on the top.
Serve it with coffee or any beverage you like. I at times like a glass of cold milk.
Guten Appetit! ( Enjoy!)