Zwetschenkuchen - Plum Cake

Recipe by Molly53
READY IN: 1hr 30mins


  • 2
    cups flour, sifted
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 12
    teaspoon baking powder
  • 2
    teaspoons sugar
  • 23
    cup butter
  • 2
    egg yolks
  • 13
    cup water
  • breadcrumbs
  • Topping
  • 2
    lbs plums (fresh is best but if using canned plums, omit sugar)
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 2
    egg yolks
  • 2
    tablespoons sugar
  • 2
    tablespoons cream


  • Sift dry ingredients for cake together.
  • Cut in butter and well mixed, make a well in the center; add egg yolks and water and mix well.
  • Turn out on a well-floured board and knead for a few minutes.
  • Place in refrigerator to chill for one hour before using.
  • Wen cold, roll dough into a thin sheet and cover bottom of 13 x 9 inch cake pan.
  • Sprinkle with bread crumbs and dot generously with butter.
  • Mix the egg yolks, sugar and cream together; reserve.
  • Wash plums, cut into halves and remove stones.
  • Arrange fruit in rows on top of the bread crumbs.
  • Sprinkle with 1 cup of sugar; pour cream mixture over the top.
  • Bake in 350F oven for 45 minutes.