Friday, March 14, 2014

Plum Crumb Coffee Cake

plum crumb cake

Of all the fruit to bake with, plums may be the most breath-taking. I always make some version of this German cake called Zwetschgendatschi. (Has anyone ever typed that word in, and not copy + pasted it?)
This is the current favorite recipe, you can of course take the almond extract out, if it's not your thing, my sister would prefer I did, but I love the pairing of almond and fruit.

Ingredients

Cake:

1/2 cup butter, room temp
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 egg
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp sugar *depending on sweetness of plums
2 cups plums, pitted and sliced

Topping

6 tbsp butter, room temp
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar

Mix sugar and butter until creamed.
Add extracts and egg.
Add flour and baking powder
Place in a greased cake pan.

Top with plums,

Top with sugar and cinnamon.

Mix together topping ingredients.

Top cake.

Bake at 375 for 30 minutes, or until pierced knife is clear.


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