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My mother has been making this plum cake for years, and it is one of our family favourites. This is a delicious, elegant cake which is homey and filling and yet perfect for company. In my Mum's version, she doesn't dust the plums with sugar, but the crumble topping is vital to add a little bit of textured, buttery crunch to the fruity taste of the plums and the soft plain cake beneath. Best with homemade whipped cream (easy on the sugar). Thanks for posting this wonderful recipe!
This recipe tastes exactly as I remember my German mother and grandmother making it. The only modification to the recipe I made was adding 1/2 tsp lemon and 1/2 tsp rum extracts. Also, mixed 1 tbs cinnamon and 4 tbs sugar and sprinkle over the plums before adding the topping. Fabulous with fresh whipped cream!