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German Plum Kuchen

German Plum Kuchen

Kuchen is German for “cake”, and this is one of the easiest, lightest and tastiest cakes ever.
By Priya Mahadevan

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Plum Kuchen

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  • Author: Priya Mahadevan
  • Total Time: 40 minutes


A recipe from a dear friend which has been in my folders for a while – for your baking pleasure. Kuchen is German for “cake” and this is one of the easiest cakes to put together, and somehow manages to be one of the lightest and tastiest cakes.


  • Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1 lb of red plums
  • Fresh lemon juice to squeeze over the cake before baking


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Butter a 9 inch pan (I used pyrex)
  3. Cream butter and sugar
  4. Add eggs 1 at a time
  5. Then the flour with the baking powder
  6. Mix until it s a creamy batter (don’t over mix)
  7. Spread batter into the pan – NOTE – This batter is quite thick and will spread sort of thin in the pan
  8. Cut the plums into halves or quarters depending on the size
  9. Place them over the batter in rows
  10. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp of sugar and add the lemon juice
  11. Bake for 30 minutes on a regular oven not convection
  12. Using pyrex glass can speed up the process
  13. Do the toothpick check
  14. If not done, increase time by 5 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins


View Comments (2)
  • 3 lb (525g) Ripe Bananas 6oz (175g) Brown Sugar 40z (100g)
    Sultanas 2 Eggs 8oz (225g) Self Raising Flour.
    For instance, it is an excellent idea to prepare the birthday cake of a
    golf lover in the shape of a golf ball in a golf course.

    Whenever the mixture becomes too dry and heavy, add a little milk to lighten it.

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