3.5 from 2 votes
German Plum Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Fresh sweet plums and butter streusel make this easy traditional German cake perfect for your next work potluck, family dinner or afternoon snack! 

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (or quark)
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2-3 lbs fresh plums
  • 1-2 tbsp cream of wheat
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp cold butter (diced)
Pre-heat oven to 375F.
  1. To make the dough, mix yogurt (or quark), milk, sugar, oil, vanilla extract, flour, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl. 

  2. Once dough forms a ball, turn onto a floured surface and knead until dough becomes smooth. Be careful, though, not to add too much flour or overwork the dough.

  3. Press dough into prepared jelly roll pan (14.5 x 10 inches). Sprinkle the cream of wheat over the dough. 

  4. Cut plums in half and then into 3 or 4 slices. Arrange the slices on the dough so they overlap slightly (skin side touching the dough).  

  5. To make the streusel topping, mix the flour, sugar, and cinnamon together. Then rub the butter into the flour mixture. Sprinkle the streusel topping over the plums. 

  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until crust and streusel are lightly browned. 

Recipe Notes

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