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This was quite nice, not too sweet. I was actually looking for another plum cake that a German friend of a friend makes - this wasn't it, but still made for a nice dessert, and was especially lovely with some whipped cream on top. Perhaps slightly more sugar in the base would have improved it. Thank you for posting.

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Sooty_Cat April 25, 2009

my grandmother brought over this recipe from Germany during the holocaust

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mwank November 02, 2007

Just like Oma used to make. I had a hard time finding Damson plums locally, but it was worth the wait. I didn't need quite 3 1/2 lbs of plums, though. I made by with 2 to 2 1/2 lbs.

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Columbus Foodie August 22, 2007

This recipe really makes the best out of plums. I liked it how the plums where cut and organized on top of the pie. For us it was somewhat plain though, which of course is the whole idea. I wouldn´t leave much of edge to the pie dough next time, because it won´t get soaked with the wonderful plum juices and so will be rather dry and dull. I would also double the sugar, especially if the plums are not very ripe and sweet.

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rosslare September 10, 2006

I use 1 cup of Soymilk instead of milk and I also add one tablespoon of honey to my recipe. This makes the dough very nice and smooth.

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stefanie_schulte August 15, 2007

I haven't tried it yet. But thank you to the lady who said she made it with canned plums. I had been trying to find out if I could do that. Thanks

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jholt1940 September 15, 2006

Wunderbar!!!!!Wunderbar!!!!!

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Camilla D. August 26, 2006

I was supposed to make this for Pick a Chef back in october 2005 and just got around to doing this now, sorry Thorsten. Excellent cake, my only change to the recipe was to use locally canned plums, since winter has set in and you can't find a fresh plum anywhere. I suppose the canned plums gave the cake a softer feel than fresh plums would have, but it was delicious nontheless. Excellent with a cup of coffee.

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Mirj December 22, 2005

I was so happy and surprised to find beautiful plums--and this recipe was perfect--not overly sweet, really designed to make the most of the flavor and texture of the plums, and very much in the style of the wonderful german cakes of my childhood. Thanks, Thorsten!

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Chef Kate October 23, 2005

Oh my goodness by far the best cake I have ever made or eaten I m from Germany living in tx was looking at some Plum cakes this morning on the net and I found this one I made it and I just eat it Oh my lord so so sooooo good My Husband Loved it said that this was the best cake I ever made ! thank you for this wonderfull cake .....People try it u will Love it !

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anja _in_tx August 21, 2005
Traditional German Plum Cake (Zwetschgenkuchen)