Sunday, March 20, 2011

Viennese Plum Cake

A friend of mine gave me this recipe last year and I only baked recently since I had some plum sitting on the kitchen counter. The cake is moist and tender and I just love the crunchy streusel topping. I think it will taste just as good if you want to make it with fruits blueberries, raspberries, peaches etc...


1/2 cup/113 gram soft butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp essence vanilla
2 tbsp sour cream
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
5 plums – cut into small chunks
1 tbsp sugar + 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder


1/2 cup flour
4 tbsp soft butter
1/4 cup sugar

1. Combined flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well and set it aside. Line and greased an 8” x 8” square baking pan with parchment paper, overhang on both side (for easy removing your bars later).
2. For topping, in a small bowl, combine flour and sugar; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs and set it aside.
3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in sour cream and vanilla.
4. Add in the flour mixture and mix well. Pour into the baking pan, top it with the plums and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the plums. Sprinkle the topping on top of the fruits.
5. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until topping is golden brown and plums are tender. Cool on a wire rack before serving.

I'm submitting this dessert to Aspiring Bakers #5 - Fruity March , hosted by Jess of Bakericious.


My Little Space said...

What I like about plum is, it becomes tender & juicier after cooked. It's definitely another great choice for baking. And looks simply gorgeous. Hope you're having a fabulous weekend.
Best regards, Kristy

Jeannie said...

Any cakes with fruits will be delicious I think:)This looks perfect!

Alice said...

so mouthwatering! :)

Priya dharshini said...

Awesome click on Fresh fruit cake.

Anonymous said...

I like to make this for tea time and with other delights also.


Unknown said...

I just love the layers and the color is to die for, lovely recipe & cake.

Shereen said...

The cake look so good,Gert.Too bad if I were to bake this,nobody will help me to eat it..hmmm!sob!sob!
Did you peel the skin of the plum first before baking?

Hsuan said...

Thank you for sharing this. I can't wait to make it!

Yummy Bakes said...

Hey Gert - this looks perfect for tea. I wanna try this soon. Love the color of it. thanks for sharing.

Cooking Gallery said...

This looks very very good, super job, Gertrude :D)!!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Boy, what a lovely many ways to vary this...and I'd enjoy them all!

WendyinKK said...

Last week, I did a bake with red plums, the effect wasn't as nice as yours. Yours is really pretty and pink/red.

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

I always admire the way you use this type of fruit to bake cake/tart..I hari hari said want to bake one of your fruit recipe but never do ...hmmm....I think I can start baking now no need to jaga MIL..

Joceline said...

This is nice cake..

ReeseKitchen said...

I like the color, looks very tempting..:)

Unknown said...

Yummy, I love the crunchy toppings. Last time I made with dark cherries, next time shall try with plum too.

ICook4Fun said...

Kristy, yes they do taste much sweeter in baking.

Jeannie, thank you.

Alice, thanks.

Priya, thanks

Dianna, yes they are great for tea time.

Jennifurla, thank you.

Shereen, *sigh* I know your orang rumah tak suka buah ha ha..what about your anak empat kaki? They won't eat it either?

Valerie, hope you like this cake :)

Yummy Koh, you are most welcome.

Cooking Gallery, thank you :)

ICook4Fun said...

Lizzy, thanks for stopping by and your comment.

Wendy, both of us love to bake with fruits ha ha..

Lesley, I like baking with fruits since I always have old and wrinkly fruits left in the fridge. That is the best way to use it up.

Joceline Lor, thanks.

Reese, thank you.

Fong, yes I like this cake becaue of the crunchy topping :)

Cheah said...

Mmm... looks lovely, have bookmarked this! Thanks for sharing!

lena said...

good day! i havent baked anything with plums, i guess they bring much flavour to cakes, they look pretty nice, thanks for another great sharing!

Anonymous said...

love the colors of the cake!

Meg Luby said...

holy yum! the flavors/colors/everything about this yummy plum cake looks amazing!! i love this! i had bookmarked a bunch of recipes to get back and comment on post vacation and this was one i knew i needed to share some love on. thanks for sharing :)

Hilary said...

I made your delicious recipe and blogged about it here: Thanks for sharing it!