My Oma (my Austrian grandmother) was known to make amazing plum cakes (Pflaumekuchen). I have faint, delicious memories of this. I so wish I had her recipe.... but since that's not possible I went searching for an authentic German plum cake recipe.... and I think I found a good one!
The recipe comes from this lovely food blogger's paternal great grandmother... sounds authentic enough!
And my oh my, was it ever delicious!
Read on for the recipe....
Pflaumekuchen - German Plum Cake
(slightly adapted from the original recipe)
4-5 Plums, halved and stone removed, but not peeled
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1 1/2 tablespoons milk
Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease a round pie dish.
Place the plum halves skin side up decoratively on top of the batter (and press in just a little).
Bake for approx 1 hour.
Allow to cook before serving, and then enjoy!