Jump to recipe
German Plum cake, Zwetschgenkuchen can be of course made with without streusel. Here with whip cream as topping Perfect to accompany an afternoon coffee is the
Zwetschgenkuchen. You can find or pick plums from June till late September when they are ripe. In the US you can buy this oval purple fruit in some stores, they are called Italian plums.
Preparing the yeast dough with dry and wet ingredients (recipe below) Knead for about 7 minutes until smooth. Let rise at warm place for about 1 hour Yeast dough will double in size Roll yeast dough and place dough on cookie sheet, buttered or covered with parchment paper Place quartered Italian plums on top of yeast dough Cover with Streusel (optional) or sprinkle with sugar. Bake the Plum cake at 350 F for 30 t0 35 min. Remove the baked plum cake, Zwetschgenkuchen and let cool. Serve with whip cream German Plum cake, Zwetschgenkuchen with streusel
Instead of Streusel, you can sprinkle the cake with plain sugar depending on taste. Some whip cream on top or on the side would make the plum cake complete.
This recipe is made with a yeast dough on a rectangular sheet cake pan at least 18″x12″x1″.
Streusel makes this cake complete
Zwetschgenkuchen (Plum Cake)
4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tbsp active dry yeast
1 cup warm milk
1 stick butter
¾ cup sugar
½ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 lb little purple plums quartered, also called Italian plums
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ cup butter at room temperature
1 hour, 30 minutes
2 hours, 5 minutes
Instead of Streusel, you can sprinkle the cake with plain sugar depending on taste. Add a dollop of whip cream to your liking
Sheet baking pan, at least 18″x12″x1″
Dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm milk and let sit for 10 minutes.
Place flour, butter, sugar, salt, mix, then add the yeast mixture, melted (not hot) butter, eggs and vanilla extract.
Knead the dough for 5 minutes, it should be sticky (add more milk if necessary).
Form in a ball, it should rise for about an hour in a warm, draft free room covered loosely with plastic foil.
Butter a cookie sheet, or lay out with parchment paper.
Place on cookie sheet and press down with your fingers.
Form a rim. Now put the plums tight in rows on the dough.
Let stand for another hour uncovered.
Prepare the Streusel:.
Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix with your fingers until it is thoroughly combined to give it a sandy or clumpy texture.
Sprinkle on plum cake
Bake the cake at 350 F for 30 to 35 minutes until golden.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
© 2023 AngiesWeb.com
Please follow and like us: