Tuesday, July 21, 2009

german plum cake, sehr gut

so i had bought some super sweet plums from trader joe's the other day thinking that my fruit loving husband would eat them. he ate one. great, now what? they were starting to look kinda pitiful and i sure hated to loose 'em, so i jumped on the net and found this recipe for a german plum cake. it had great reviews, looked easy, and i had all the ingredients on hand. i have never cooked or baked anything involving plums, so this was a first. i have had a few german plum desserts when i was an exchange students over twenty-five years ago. jeez, gaaaawd am i that old? give me a minute, i need to go cry.

anyway, (sniff, i'm okay) i whipped up this cake and to my delight it was wundervoll! the plums were so sweet and their flavor really popped. the cake itself has hints of lemon and vanilla that compliments the fruit. the cake is also dense, buttery and moist. don't opt out of the topping. it is the cinnamon streusel that pulls it all together. keep an eye on this one, especially if your oven runs hot. i actually baked mine at 350 degrees fahrenheit and starting checking at 20 minutes. this cake can burn super fast and or get super dark on the bottom before you realize it. not good. i served it with sweetened whipped cream. enjoy.

6 comments:

Cheryl said...

That looks really yummy, I have not cooked with plums either!

Ellie said...

German plum cake! I have eaten once and love it. I haven't attempted to make one but looking at your picture makes me thinking of making one soon.

Pam said...

I am so excited to try this - my neighbor has a huge plum tree and wants me to take some. Thanks for the recipe.

Pam said...

Bookmarked! This looks simple and delicious.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I've tried a similar cake and it was divine so I can imagine how delicious this would be! :) And hehe I love how you've changed your pic to George's Pannacotta!

BTW thankyou so much for your lovely message. It is so sweet but I don't want to impose as I'm sure you're so busy!

noble pig said...

That is seriously beautiful and one tempting dessert. Just beautiful!