Plum Cake Recipe, a nostalgic Fruit Cake with Sponge Dough

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The plum cake succeeds quickly and easily with a sponge mixture.

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Here I show you my Plum Cake recipe. In the baking book “So backt dat” by the countrywomen from CUX-Land it says on the page for plum cake:
Friendship means being able to forget what you gave and remember what you received. Alexandre Dumas
Isn’t that beautiful? What do we remember from our childhood? The most loving woman of whom I could say back at home with my parents: “With grandma I can do that! And she also always baked so beautifully, namely the greatest plum cake in the world! I learned a few things from Grandma’s plum cake recipe. I would like to tell you about this wonderful heritage in my fruitcake recipe with plums. One thing first: The cake recipe is with the so-called plums, which are also plums. Have fun in your bakery, maybe Grandma will drop by for a cake dinner!
Blueberry pie fresh in the oven.
Blueberry pie baked quickly and deliciously.
I’ll show you my blueberry pie somewhere else! © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

1. Plum versus Damson

Damson plums are dimensionally stable and easy to process. This is an important reason why plum cakes are usually topped with damsons.
Plums halved and pitted
Fresh plums halved and pitted – ready for further processing
Fresh plums halved and seeded – ready for further processing. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

2. Cake with Sponge Dough

The nostalgic plum cake with sponge mixture not only succeeds grandma but also us. It is easy and quick to make. First I start with the fruit topping: Preheat oven at 190 °C hot air. You can bake the cake on top or bottom heat. There you should preheat at about 200 °C and bake. Then it’s time for the dough preparation:
Fruit cake with plums
The plum cake is completely baked. Hmmm …. that smells!
The plum cake is ready-baked. Hmmm… that smells good!
Plum cake recipe picture
The plum cake with sponge mixture goes well with coffee © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer
The plum cake with sponge mixture goes well with coffee © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

3. Here is the Baking Recipe

How Grandma did it step by step, I explain to you in detail and many photos now in the recipe section. In good memory of grandma! Have fun baking!

Plum Cake

A wonderful nostalgic plum cake à la grandma, which succeeds easily. This cake with memory tastes good to all coffee guests!

Servings 8
Calories 282
Total Time 50 Min.
Discover here a nostalgic recipe for plum cake. A juicy plum cake that always succeeds with step by step instructions and photos. Have fun baking and enjoy your meal!

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plum cake recipe picture
The plum cake succeeds quickly and easily with a sponge mixture.

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Preparation Time

20 Min.

Cook Time

30 Min.

Ingredients

3 pc eggs
130 g brown sugar
1 tsp lemon abrasion (I'll have an organic lemon.)
1 packet vanilla sugar
1 tsp Baking Powder
140 g Flour
2 cl brown rum
100 g butter (soft)
18-36 pc plums or damsons (washed and without stones)
1 tsp cinnamon (grounded)
1 tbs brown sugar
1 tbs powdered sugar

Instruction

Plums halved and pitted
Fresh plums halved and pitted - ready for further processing

Wash, halve and stone the damsons.

Marinate the plums in sugar and cinnamon.

Preheat oven at 190°C hot air. Grease the cake tin, 24 cm diameter, with enough butter. I always like to use a kitchen paper instead of a kitchen brush.

Beat the whipped eggs, sugar, lemon grater and vanilla sugar until foamy for 4 minutes.

Add baking powder, flour and butter to the mixture and mix for another 3 minutes.

Add some brown rum to the dough.

The dough must fall from the spoon tear-resistant. If the rum makes the dough too soft, add some flour.

Pour the cake mixture into the baking tin and spread evenly with the cake spatula.

Place the plum halves marinated with sugar and cinnamon, inside down, in the dough.

Fruit cake with plums
The plum cake is completely baked. Hmmm .... that smells!

Bake the plum cake for 30-35 minutes at 180°C, remove the ring from the baking tin while still hot and allow the fruit cake to cool.

Sprinkle the cake with icing sugar for decoration. Use a fine sieve.

Plum cake on the plate
Fine plum cake on the plate with vanilla ice cream

Bon appetit!

4. Overview of Calories (kcal) and Nutritional Values

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