Plum cake with streusel

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Autumn is here and plums are everywhere. Last week I got 5 kilo’s at the market for 1 euro! What to do? A couple of jars of plum jam and a few of these delicious cakes in the freezer!

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Plum cake with streusel

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Recipe by: Petroeska
Category: Cakes and desserts
Cuisine: american
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1 hour, 5 minutes
263.41 kcal
    For streusel
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, cut into pieces and softened
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
    For cake batter
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 pound plums (4 to 5 medium), sliced, or more if you prefer
  • confectioners’ sugar for sifting over cake


20 minutes
45 minutes
Ready in
1 hour, 5 minutes
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. and butter and flour a 9-inch round or square baking pan at least 2 inches deep.
    Make streusel
  1. In a food processor pulse together streusel ingredients until combined well and crumbly.
    Make cake batter:
  1. In a bowl with an electric mixer beat butter with sugar until light and fluffy
  2. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition, and vanilla
  3. Sift in flour with baking powder and salt and beat until just combined
  4. Spread cake batter in pan, smoothing top, and arrange plum slices over it in slightly overlapping concentric circles.
  5. Sprinkle streusel over plum slices
  6. Bake cake in middle of oven 1 hour, or until a tester comes out clean Cool cake slightly on a rack and sift confectioners’ sugar over it
  7. Serve coffeecake warm or at room temperature.


Coffeecake may be made 1 week ahead: Cool cake completely in pan on a rack and freeze, wrapped well in plastic wrap and foil. Reheat cake, unwrapped but not thawed, in a preheated 350°F. oven until heated through, 35 to 40 minutes.

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