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{german plum cake with streusel}

I'm in love with fresh fall fruits! Especially when you can pick them yourself, like these beautiful juicy plums in my aunts garden. We picked two buckets full last week and went to "work" the day after. The result: Super-delicious streusel plum cakes. Yum!


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{german plum cake with streusel}

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  • Yield: 2 28-cm (11in) tart pans or 1 baking sheet (12 Servings)

I'm in love with fresh fall fruits! Especially when you can pick them yourself, like these beautiful juicy plums in my aunts garden. …

Ingredients

  • 1 package fresh yeast
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • some vanilla
  • 1/3 cup margarine
  • 2 1/4 pounds plums

Instructions

  1. Mix the yeast with 1 teaspoon of sugar and 5 tablespoons of lukewarm milk.
  2. Sieve 2/3rds of the flour into a large bowl, make a well in the center and fill with the yeast-mixture.
  3. Pour the sugar, salt and oil in a circle around the yeast.
  4. Start mixing from the center and add milk little by little.
  5. Pour the rest of the flour in the dough. The dough needs to be soft but not sticky.
  6. Cover with a clean and moist kitchen towel. Let sit in a warm place (we used the oven at 125°F/50°C) for about 20-40 minutes or until the dough has doubled in size.
  7. While the dough is rising, wash the plums, cut a slit on one side and remove pit.
  8. Knead the dough and roll out on floured surface and place on a greased baking sheet or two tart pans.
  9. Top with plum, starting along the edge, moving inwards and plums slightly overlapping. Let sit for about 10 minutes.
  10. In the meantime, make the streusel by mixing the flour, sugar, vanilla and margarine by hand until you have a crumbly texture. You might have to add some more flour to get the right texture.
  11. Sprinkle the streusel over the cake.
  12. Bake at 350°F/180°C (in preheated oven) for about 40 minutes or until golden brown.

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40 Comments

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    mega
    Tuesday October 2nd, 2012 at 03:09 PM

    That looks delicious! I’ve never tried anything like this before. Hopefully I can try this out soon. Megan

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    Betsy C
    Tuesday October 2nd, 2012 at 04:32 PM

    I cannot get the recipe to come up to print. Am I doing something wrong?

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Tuesday October 2nd, 2012 at 10:41 PM

      Oh, no! I totally forgot to attach the recipe.. Oops!
      It should be there now. ;)
      Thank you so much for letting me know.
      I hope you’re having a great week!
      xo’s from Germany! Vanessa

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    Sheila
    Tuesday October 2nd, 2012 at 05:07 PM

    Maybe I’m ditzy, but I can’t find this recipe anywhere. The “print recipe” prompt didn’t work either. Can you help? Thanks!

    • Reply
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Tuesday October 2nd, 2012 at 10:42 PM

      I had the post scheduled and didn’t notice that I totally forgot to attach the recipe. Oops! ;)
      It should be there now! I hope you’ll like it.
      xo!! Vanessa

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    Sinea
    Tuesday October 2nd, 2012 at 05:23 PM

    Oh Vanessa, this looks so good that I think if I had one made my family would never know about it….I’d eat it all myself! LOL.

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    Holly
    Tuesday October 2nd, 2012 at 05:27 PM

    YUM! That looks soo good! and so wonderful that you got to pick them from your aunts garden! :) :) xo Holly

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    carolyn ~ homework
    Wednesday October 3rd, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    Looks so delicious! Wow!

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    JennyLynn
    Wednesday October 3rd, 2012 at 01:51 PM

    Looks like a very yummy recipe, book marking it so I can make it. I love plums. But, I have never cooked or backed with them before.

    • Reply
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Wednesday October 3rd, 2012 at 04:21 PM

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, JennyLynn! :)
      You should definitely give it a try if you like plums!
      Hugs! Vanessa

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    Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl
    Thursday October 4th, 2012 at 03:25 AM

    I have shared your recipe here on my Farm Girl Blog Fest: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/09/farm-girl-friday-blog-fest-2.html

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    Gina
    Thursday October 4th, 2012 at 09:46 PM

    That looks and sounds SO delecios! Found you on the link up :) Love your blog!

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    Kathy, The Chicken Chick
    Friday October 5th, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    Hi Vanessa! This looks amazing! I would love it if you would share it on the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/09/clever-chicks-blog-hop-2-featured-post.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

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    kate
    Friday October 5th, 2012 at 01:14 AM

    Oh my! that looks soooooooo yummy!

    http://www.studentswife.com

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    Jessi @ Practically Functional
    Friday October 5th, 2012 at 03:12 AM

    Yum, plums are delicious and this streusel looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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    Nina
    Saturday October 6th, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Wow, this is just what I need! We have 8 plum trees in our garden and there is only SO much jamming I can do. ;)
    I particularly ove that simply by using non-dairly margarine this will be vegan.
    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with us. I’m off to check out some of your other posts. :)

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      Nina
      Saturday October 6th, 2012 at 11:36 AM

      Oops! ‘ove ‘ should be ‘Love’ and ‘dairly’ shoud read ‘dairy’
      Trying to multi-task will be the death of me.

      • Reply
        Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
        Sunday October 7th, 2012 at 09:27 PM

        Nina, thank you so much for your sweet comment! :)
        Let me know if you give the recipe a try – I would love to hear how you like it!
        I hope you’re having a great weekend!
        xo! Vanessa

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    Desiree
    Saturday October 6th, 2012 at 05:15 PM

    Vanessa,it looks great! I featured it today on my blog… Thank you for sharing!

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    Katherines Corner
    Monday October 8th, 2012 at 01:15 AM

    Oh my friend, this looks/sounds amazing. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to stop by and say thank you. xo

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    Weekly Pin’inspiration C:
    Thursday October 11th, 2012 at 01:33 AM

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    Jody
    Friday October 12th, 2012 at 07:17 PM

    Thanks so much for sharing this German Plum Cake with Streusel on Simple & Sweet Fridays. It looks delicious!

    Jody

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    Jill
    Friday October 12th, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Yum Vanessa! That has my mouth watering – and it’s only just breakfast time here!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  • Reply
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    Tuesday October 30th, 2012 at 10:00 AM

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    Rich
    Sunday March 17th, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    I’ve been determined to find a decent recipe for plum cake since leaving Germany in September last year. This looks amazing! Going to make it right now so I can have a huge slice with coffee :)

    • Reply
      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Tuesday March 19th, 2013 at 09:36 PM

      Where did you move to? ;)
      How did the cake turn out? I hope you enjoyed it!
      Have a wonderful week!
      Greetings from Germany!
      Vanessa

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