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.
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