German Plum Cake with Streusel (Pflaumen Streuselkuchen)


He doesn’t amaze me with the fact that a simple cake is so and so rich. The acidic taste of baked plums, so spongy base and the crunchy streusel topping make this traditional German cake irresistible, especially if served slightly warm, mmmmm…

My dear lovers of the sweet, after this small break for a vacation I’m back and ready to fill your screens of sweet dreams. In particular, today with this delicious German gem, Pflaumen Streuselkuchen (my mother, I am imagining a tod@s reading the name aloud, imitating German accent, I labor laugh XD)


In the short time that I have been living here, nor is that I have become an expert of German pastries, but if that can assure that this is one of the most famous cakes, at least in the region of Bavaria.


In general, this type of cakes with streusel topping (like a Crumble in English) and all kinds of fruits are very typical here. Well, I don’t know you, but my at the beginning seemed me very appetizing also prunes as are not my favorite fruit. This cake I tried it the first time weeks after arriving here, was the birthday which was my roommate and commissioned a very large because it is his favorite cake.


And so it was, thanks to his insistence to try it I discovered it. I would have never said that something so simple (and also sometimes unappetizing appearance) would be so good. In truth I tell you, the taste is something quite different from what we are accustomed to eating in Spain. A little as I already explained in the post of the rhubarb Crumble, a mixture of sweet and crispy acidity that it is intoxicating.


The preparation of the cake is extremely simple! And it takes only 6 ingredients, all super baratitos. Perfect to accompany with the coffee or tea in the afternoon, and as I went ahead, if you serve it slightly warm going to succeed safe. The base of the cake is a very simple mass and very little sweet which is prepared using fresh yeast, but not you need no kneading or anything like that and just need 15 minutes of rest.


Equal has struck you the kind of plum cake. I had them very views by Barcelona, in fact, the first time I saw them was in Austria years ago on vacation and at that then seemed giant grapes! They are known as European plums, but Spain uses the round variety, I think that they will go perfectly for this cake if you cannot find the elongated. Here we are now in season, can be purchased for 1 euro per kilo so you can make many pies 🙂


I leave you with the recipe is what you are hoping to get in a situation, you have to feel like a German grandmother who has just arrived from a field of plums with a basket!!

German Plum Cake with Streusel

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Serves: 8
Cooking Time: 10 min. Total: 60 min


  • For the cake:

  • 180 g flour
  • 30 g sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 8 g yeast
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 100 ml milk
  • 35 g butter or margarine (room temperature)
  • For the Streusel:
  • 50 g flour
  • 35 g sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 35 g butter (room temperature)



Wash, pit and cut the plums in halves. Fat a baking pan of aprox. 20 cm diameter. Preheat the oven at 180ºC.


For preparing the Streusel, put all ingredients in a bowl and, using a fork, combine them and reserve.


For the cake, pour all ingredients in a large bowl, and using an electrical mixer with the helix accessory, mix until all ingredients are combined.


Cover the baking pan with the cake batter, should be like 2 cm high. Place plum halves all over the surface and top equally with the Streusel. Let it to rest for 15 minutes for the cake batter to grow.


Bake for 30 minutes aprox. or until it gets a nice golden brown color on the surface.


if you really hate plums, you can use some other kind of fruit, like apricots, rhubarb, apple or something else that comes to your inspiration. Maybe you discover something good and can share with me!!

NOTE2: I’ve made it very small, only 20 cm pan. Here in Germany they use to make it square and using the oven tray as a pan. If you want to make it this size, double the ingredients quantities.

Sweet dreams

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