Plum Cake

Plum Cake

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About this recipe: This is a recipe from my wonderful mother-in-law, who lives in Germany. It's more of a sweet tea bread but it tastes perfect, warm from the oven!

Diana Boskma

Serves: 12 

  • 3 level tablespoons of yeast
  • 125ml of milk, warmed
  • a pinch of salt
  • 450g plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 75g butter
  • A pinch of salt
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 6 fresh ripe plums
  • 75g icing sugar
  • Pinch of cinnamon

Prep:1hr  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm milk and add 1 teaspoon sugar to get it started. Leave for 10 - 20 minutes, or until frothy.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  3. Place all the other ingredients, except the plums, in a large bowl.
  4. Stir in yeast mixture and knead into a dough ball. Let it rise until doubled.
  5. In the meantime take the stones out of the plums, cut them in half and then make a small cut in the lower half of the halved plum.
  6. Knead the dough again and place in 23cm baking tin. Arrange the plums so they are peeking out a little from the dough.
  7. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, checking after 30 minutes to see if it is ready.
  8. Mix icing sugar with a pinch of cinnamon. Spread it over the still hot plum cake right after it comes out of the oven.
  9. Ready! Eat it slightly warm.

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