Dutch Plum Cake

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Author Notes: My mom has been making this for years. Its simple to make and you probably have all the ingredients already. Great for drop-in company and leftovers are wonderful for breakfast too. MiMiBee

Serves 6-8

  • 2 cups flour, sifted
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, plus more for top
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3-4 plums, sliced thin
  • cinnamon, to sprinkle on top
  1. 1. Grease and flour an 8-inch cake pan. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. 2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt and 1 tablespoon of sugar together. Take 1/3 cup of the butter and cut into 1/4 inch dice. With your fingers, mix the butter into the dry ingredients until it is incorporated pretty well but not too much; it should still be a little lumpy.
  3. 3. Lightly beat the egg, and add it and the milk into the dry mixture. Mix with a wooden spoon until the liquid is incorporated and you have a soft dough.
  4. 4. With your fingers spread the dough into the pan. Place fruit in concentric circles on top of the dough. Cover with dots of the remaining butter and sprinkle liberally with sugar and cinnamon.
  5. 5. Bake for 30 minutes or until top edges become golden brown.
  6. You can serve this alone but it is marvelous with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or freshly whipped cream for that matter. It is also good for breakfast or to serve at brunch.
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9 days ago elizabethj

I had plums to spare and decided to make this cake as it sounded similar to an apple cake my own mother used to make. There was no mike in the ingredients list so I mixed in enough (3/4 c.)to make a sticky dough, much like a drop biscuit. The cake came out as I expected...not at all sweet, but more a tea or breakfast cake. Softly whipped, sweetened cream is a must to accompany this as otherwise it seems to dry.

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about 2 years ago Jason0771

this is the worst recipe. i followed everything here. it had barely any sugar. cake came out dense and crumbly. this will never win contests for plum recipes.

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about 2 years ago Jason0771

where's the listing for the god damn milk????

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almost 5 years ago kitchengardener

looks tasty and easy, too!

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almost 5 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

So do I! This looks great!

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almost 5 years ago Sagegreen

I love all these plum cakes!