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Plum Streusel Kuchen

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min.

Makes

15 servings

This recipe is actually called "platz" in German (meaning "flat") and has been in my family since before I was born. The fresh fruits of summer make it a favorite, and it’s simply wonderful warm out of the oven. We enjoy this German plum cake with ice cream or whipped cream, too. —Lisa Warkentin, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Plum Streusel Kuchen Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 6 fresh plums, sliced
  • TOPPING:
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; cut in shortening until mixture resembles fine crumbs. In another bowl, whisk egg and cream; add to crumb mixture, tossing gently with a fork until mixture forms a ball.
  2. Press dough into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Arrange plums over crust.
  3. For topping, in a small bowl, combine flour and sugar; cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add cream, mixing gently with a fork until moist crumbs form. Sprinkle over plums.
  4. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 235 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 126mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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