German Plumcake with Streusel

Sometimes you just need some comfort food! We love baked goodies with a generous Streusel topping! I have made similar cakes for many years, switching up the ingredients here and there, this time adding a bit of Marzipan to the Streusel turned out super yummy!

German Plumcake with Streusel

  • 150 g spelt flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 140 g butter, soft
  • 120 ml maple syrup, room temperature
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Streusel:

  • 150 g spelt flour
  • 100 g Marzipan, cut into small pieces
  • 50 g coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 100 g butter, room temperature, cut into small pieces
  • about 13 plums, cut into quarters

-Line a 26 cm Springform pan with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 F.

-Whisk the butter until creamy, add the eggs, combine well, add the maple syrup, vanilla extract and salt, whisk until well combined.

-Mix the baking powder and the flour then stir into the wet ingredients. Fill into prepared baking pan. Layer the plums on top of batter.

For the Streusel:

-Combine flour, sugar and cinnamon, add the Marzipan and butter. Mix with your fingers until crumbly. Spread evenly over plums.

-Bake in preheated oven for about 45 minutes or until tester inserted comes out clean.

Enjoy!

Ursula

xo

Zwetschgenkuchen Plumcake

Happy Sunday everyone!

I love baking with Italian plums, we call these Zwetschgen in German or Zwätschge in Swiss German. I was able to find some local plums and just had to grab it!

Zwetschgenkuchen/Plumcake

  • 150 g butter, soft
  • 150 ml maple syrup
  • 1 organic lemon, zest, and juice of half
  • pinch salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 150 g spelt flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • about 19 Italian plums, cut in half

-Line the bottom of a 24 cm Springform pan with parchment paper, grease and flour the sides. Preheat the oven to 350 F/180 C.

– Whisk together the butter, maple syrup, lemon juice, zest and salt. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well.

-Add the flour and baking powder, stir until well combined. Pour into prepared baking pan. Top with the plums and sprinkle with some almond slices if desired. I also dusted the plums with a bit of cinnamon.

– Bake in preheated oven for about 45 minutes or until tester inserted into centre of cake comes out clean.

-Let cool completely, dust with icing sugar if desired.

It’s so yummy, I hope you give it a try!

Enjoy!

Ursula

Zwetschgenkuchen mit Streusel/Plum cake with Streusel

Happy Labour Day Weekend!!

Summer break is almost over; another new school year starting and because this will be my son’s final year, grade 12; it will be extra special. Time sure goes by too quick sometimes, lol.

I’m loving all the wonderful local fruits we have in season now and I couldn’t resist to make a plum cake. A Streusel-topping was my sons wish:)

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Super yummy, I hope you’ll give it a try!

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Zwetschgenkuchen mit Streusel/Plum cake with Streusel

Ingredients:

  • 250 g spelt flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 80 ml maple syrup
  • 100 g butter, soft
  • about 18 plums, cut in halves

Streusel:

  • 60 ml maple syrup
  • 100 g butter, cold
  • 150 g spelt flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

-Flour and grease a 22 cm Springform.

-Whisk  the butter with the egg and maple syrup. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt, then add to the butter mix, stir until well combined.

-Roll out about a 1/3 directly onto the bottom of the Springform, I used my hands, then close the form and line the sides with the rest of the dough, about half way up.

-Fill the form with the plums. Combine all the ingredients for the Streusel and spread evenly onto the plums.

-Bake in preheated oven, 350 F / 180 C, for about 55 minutes.

 

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Enjoy!

Ursula