Spotlight Friday: plums

This morning I had Plum Cake on my brain. German Plum Cake…..and they are really hard to find here, I mean the plums. They call them Italian plums here, don’t know why.

Like some one commented on that page, I couldn’t of said it better :This cake is actually known as Zwetschgendatschi in Bavaria, where it is most popular. Roughly translated from Bavarian to German, it would be called Pflaumenkuchen or plum cake in English. BUT Zwetschgen aren’t ordinary plums, a Datschi isn’t really a Kuchen, and a Kuchen is most definitely not a cake! Or at least not a tall, spongy cake — it’s flatter. Ideally, for this dessert you want the slightly tart Italian plums.

mmmmmhhhhh sooo yummy, with a little bit of whipped cream on top still a little warm from baking.

I will share the recipe with you, so you can try it if you find some so called Italian plums here  


cake Units: US | Metric
1/4 lb butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 tablespoon sour cream
1 pinch salt (only if you use unsalted butter)
1 teaspoon lemon, rind of
1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups plums, pitted and sliced into thin wedges
For the topping
6 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

In a large bowl, cream the butter, add the sugar, vanilla, egg, lemon peel, sour cream and salt (if desired).
Mix the flour and baking powder and add that into the mixture.
Grease the base of a round baking pan and spread the dough over the pan.
Liberally spread plums over the dough.
To make the optional topping, cream the butter, add flour, sugar and cinnamon.
Sprinkle over the plums and bake for 30-45 minutes in the middle rack at 375 F.
Be careful not to let the bottom burn!
Serve with lots of freshly-made whipped cream.
If you like, you may also sprinkle rum or cinnamon over the fruit before baking.

but now to my Spotlight Friday from  And yeah you guessed right, I was looking for plums today.

Item Title by Shop Name on Zibbet
abstract art triptych, 30×72 giclee canvas print, in purple and teal, “Plum Creek” by FinnellArtPrints

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Smoky Plum
by DaisyBlueStore

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Purple Ruffle Scarf
by mimiandcolette

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Watercolor Print Jersey Infinity Scarf – Plum, Brown, Cream, Sage Green Print
by DeMasterDesigns

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Leather barrette in deep violet and coal black
by LeatherBarrettesandMore

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Large Plum Purple Ceramic Mugs – Set of 2
by RiverRockArts

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Triple Play Roving wool/silk/viscose by locksofsilver

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Burgundy Christmas Sequin Star Decoration Tree Ornament Handmade
by ButterflyCrafts

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Will you be my bridesmaid wedding handkerchief set of 2
by artfulbeginnings

I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did


10 thoughts on “Spotlight Friday: plums

  1. Alice

    That plum cake looks divine! I have not eaten this cake in years, I appreciate the reminder and the recipe. As you said those Italian prune plums can be difficult to find but fortunately our farmers market has them every year. I believe I foresee a round of baking in the near future. Also, thank you for including my ruffle scarf in this wonderful ‘plum’ collection.


    1. ah you lucky one. I have not seen them here on our market yet, but there is more than one, so I guess I will have to do some more hunting. Let me know how your cake turned out.


  2. WOW! You really know how to do plums up right! The ‘cake’ looks divine. I may have to hunt up some of those ‘Italian Plums’ to make one! And BTW, thank you including me in your spolight feature. Who knew plums could ever look so good!


  3. Rebecca ~ Raige Creations

    awesome – a recipe too! It looks so yummy. I love plum, color and taste. thank you.


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