Grandma Geldner's Pflaum (Plum) Torte

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Another recipe from my great German heritage!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar; add eggs to mix.
  3. Mix well until uniform and add flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt.
  4. Mix well before spooning batter into a greased or oiled 9" spring form pan.
  5. Place plums on batter skin side up and sprinkle with sugar and lemon juice.
  6. Spread cinnamon over plums and bake for 1 hour.
  7. Cool to lukewarm and remove from pan.
Most Helpful

I forgot to rate this recipe so this review is to add the stars. I have made this 2 days in a row it was so very nice. I used packet vanilla sugar (quite a bit, like 1 tablespoon) on top and sprinkled with cinnamon, my husband , a man of few words, who usually says everything is "Good' when I ask how it was, emphatically said this was "Delicious!!!"

fruii February 15, 2010

Now this is what I call a torte!! This is super easy and a great blend of flavors - not too sweet as well. I used homemade canned plums ("Spiced Italian Plums (Prunes) in Port")which held up quite nicely. I took the syrup from the canned plums, added some corn starch thickening it up to use as a syrup to drizzle on top. The only change I will make to this is to pack in as many plums as I can. Thanks for a great addition to my recipe book.

Hill Family February 08, 2008

Great recipe! very easy to make.Thanks for posting.

renatekheim September 01, 2007