Thursday, November 4, 2010

German Blue Plum Cake

I first had this cake as agirl at my friends Aileen Gribbin's house. Her Oma and Opa, ( who looked and sounded like Hansel and Gretel as grown ups), would come to visit and I new the cake would soon come out of the oven. I found this recipe to be the simplest, and I doubled it for a neighborhood block party. Just be sure not to over bake it, and quite frankly- I prefer it without the nuts... and I like nuts!
1/4 lb. butter
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 c. milk (or more)
2 1/2 to 3 lb. sm. Italian plums, depending on size of pan
About 1 c. chopped nuts
Cream butter and sugar. Mix well the eggs, flour, salt, baking powder, vanilla, and milk. Grease a jelly roll pan and preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Spread dough on pan. Halve, pit and wash plums. Lay plums on dough with cut side up and touching one another. Sprinkle plums with sugar and cinnamon. Then dot each plum with a little piece of butter. Sprinkle nuts over the plums. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.


nina said...

that looks delicious!

ApachesPrincess said...

This looks so wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Storybook Woods said...

I love those italian plums. This cake looks wonderful. Clarice