Crispy on the top, soft on the inside – even a fruit cake like grandma made is a success

Soft on the inside, crispy on the outside: You must try this recipe for crumbled plum cake.
Soft on the inside, crispy on the outside: You must try this recipe for crumbled plum cake. imago/Shotshop

The plum harvest is in full swing – and for many hobby bakers it’s the best time of the year: plum cake time! The plump, sweet fruit is still in the supermarkets…and some varieties are picking well into October. So: it’s time to bake a delicious plum cake! How about plum cake with sprinkles?

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Recipe for Crushed Plum Cake: Here’s how a fruit cake works

One of the absolute classics is the plum crumble: Soft fruits make up the juicy interior, and the base and top are made of delicious and crunchy dough. This cake makes you happy! In our recipe for crushed plum cake, we reveal how easy it is to make it yourself.

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There are countless variations of plum cake – whether it’s a plum cheesecake, a plum cake in a tin, or an oven-baked plum crumble. But nothing beats a delicious plum cake with butter! Enjoy this plum crumble cake while it’s still warm after baking and top with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Here is a delicious recipe.

Ingredients for plum cake with streusel: here’s what you need

You will need: 150 grams of cold butter, 150 grams of sugar, 300 grams of wheat flour, 700 grams of prunes, 6 tablespoons of sugar, 1 package of vanilla sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, a little butter, 1 tablespoon of cornstarch

Here’s how the crushed plum cake works: Put the flour in a large bowl and mix it with the sugar. Then add the cold butter a little at a time and knead quickly with your hands to make a small crispy dough. This must be done quickly, otherwise the butter will melt from the heat of your hands.

What a great recipe!  A delicious plum cake with butter goes perfectly with an afternoon coffee.
What a great recipe! A delicious plum cake with butter goes perfectly with an afternoon coffee. imago/Shotshop

Line a springform pan with baking paper. Press two-thirds of the crumble into the mold, pulling a small edge up. Put the base in the refrigerator.

Now for the plum cake, wash the plums with the crumb, cut them in half, remove the stone and cut them in half again. Melt some butter in a large saucepan, add the plums and sprinkle with 3 tablespoons of sugar. Add vanilla sugar. When a little juice comes out, stir in the starch and cook on low heat for a few minutes.

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Place the plum mixture on the pastry base. Mix the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar with cinnamon. Pour half of this mixture over the plums. Then sprinkle the remaining crumb topping over the plums and spread the remaining sugar and cinnamon mixture over it. Bake the crumbled plum cake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for about 45 minutes until golden. Bon Appetit!

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