Fluffy plum streusel cake

As soon as plums come into season, I head straight for the kitchen to bake this easy cake.


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 30 min. preparation time, 60 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 869 / Protein 11g / Carbohydr. 116g / Fat 39g

Ingredients (12 servings)

1.5 kgplums
525 gbutter (divided)
600 gsugar (divided)
850 gall-purpose flour (divided)
10 gbaking powder
8 gvanilla sugar
confectioner’s sugar for serving


baking sheet, oven, large bowl, parchment paper, cutting board, knife, spatula, stand mixer or hand mixer with beaters

Wine Tip

Zweigelt Auslese
A sweet, red wine Auslese is more subtle than a port wine, but has enough body to stand up to a moist, autumnal cake and is the perfect addition to any coffee gathering.

Step 1

Fluffy plum streusel cake

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Halve plums and remove pits.

oven, cutting board, knife

1.5 kg plums

Step 2

Fluffy plum streusel cake

Add part of the butter and part of the sugar to a stand mixer and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat until well incorporated. Add part of the flour and baking powder. Beat until a smooth dough has formed.

stand mixer or hand mixer with beaters

225 g butter / 350 g sugar / 5 eggs / 350 g flour / 8 g baking powder

Step 3

Fluffy plum streusel cake

Transfer dough onto a lined baking sheet, spreading it out evenly to create a smooth surface.

baking sheet, parchment paper, spatula

Step 4

Fluffy plum streusel cake

In a large bowl, mix remaining butter, sugar, flour, and vanilla sugar into coarse crumbles with your fingers.

large bowl

250 g butter / 250 g sugar / 500 g flour / 10 g vanilla sugar

Step 5

Fluffy plum streusel cake

Arrange plum halves on the dough in overlapping rows, cut side facing up. Sprinkle a thick layer of crumbles on top of the cake and bake in preheated oven at 180°C/350°F for approx. 1 h. Dust with confectioner’s sugar before serving and enjoy with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, if desired.

confectioner’s sugar for serving