How have you been keeping this beautiful, beautiful Saturday? If you are up for some tart and sugary goodness to start of your weekend, I present to you a dessert straight from the German land. I am telling you, you are going to “Liebe” this.

IMG_7608A colleague at work gave me some plums on Friday- and I instantly thought of making Pflaumenkuchen. I copied this recipe from Janice’s blog– she has a plum tree in her backyard which gives the most delicious looking plums, ever- and I have to tell you that it came out far better than expected. Look at those plums… God knows I want to visit her garden. Someday! BTW- Janice is that friend who isย gorgeous, talented, and multi-lingual and a very sexy belly dancer too. You gotta check her out ๐Ÿ˜‰ she also has garden full of sunflower and a blue garden door that has long stolen my heart. before I forget- her lab Lucy can read Spanish. Habla?


Now, Pflaumenkuchen can be made in several ways. Like a sheet cake, a plain cake with plums sinking in, arranged plum on top, upside down, with streusels or even like a pie. Mine’s upside down and plain vanilla cinnamon cake base. We like it that way.

IMG_7611Pfalumenkuchen Recipe


A cup of plain flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

3/4th cup of caster sugar

A pinch of salt

2/3 rd cup of white butter

A tablespoon of cinnamon

A tablespoon of vanilla extract

2 large eggs

Pitted plums/plums cut into halves/any other shape you want- about a cup



Sprinkle a tablespoon of caster sugar on plums and on low heat, let it simmer for 5 minutes. Now, you can completely omit this step and use fresh pitted plums as well but I feel this gets the juices out and makes the cake a lot more aromatic.

In a bowl cream white butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla.

Sift in flour and baking powder.

Fold in cinnamon.

Most of your work is in the cake tin ๐Ÿ˜‰

Note: P-Flow-men-koo-ken is generally served with streusel but the original recipe does not call for it. Hence I did not do that streusel bit.


oil a cake tin and dust with flour.

Pour in half of your plums on the base.

Pour cake batter but half.


I wanted my cake to have 2 layer of cake and 2 layer of juicy plums. You can simply pour plums on top the cake batter or below or poke the plums in the cake batter, like I already mentioned.

Bake at 200 for 15 minutes and then at 180 for another 1 minutes. For this cake – the toothpick wont come out clean. But when cooled and upturned, it will come out hassle free.

Once cooled- dust with icing sugar!

Cool and enjoy with coffee or a dollop of fresh cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Will be sharing with:


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16 thoughts on “Pflaumenkuchen Recipe”

  1. Oh dear… I think you may have gone a bit over the top with the gorgeousness. But the bit about Lucy is true. She is also a fluent French speaker, which was in fact her first human language.
    Pleased you got around to trying the recipe – or should I say giving it the Trumatter twist and making it your own. Enjoy!

    1. Haha, honestly- I dont think so. I think you are very gorgeous…have been eyeing your photos, you see ๐Ÿ™‚ And the bit about Lucy- well I saw her reading a book, so… ๐Ÿ˜€

        1. See! Once my lab ripped my computer science book into million pieces. I realized he was a geek right thr.
          many a times we would find him staring at video games and computer screens ๐Ÿ˜›

  2. oh my delish. the pastry and the styling. i wish you hadn’t mentioned streusel though. streusel’s the bomb and really got the mouth watering!



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