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Fresh Plum Kuchen

DSCN4456Simple to make, pretty to look at–a perfect coffee cake to make when plums are in season. Feel free to substitute other fruit in this recipe–it’s an old German standby that is highly adaptable.

Time in the kitchen is 25 minutes.  Ready to serve in about 2 hours.

  • 1 1/4 cup Flour
  • 1 1/8 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 more tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter or margarine
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 tsp Lemon zest, grated
  • 1/2 tsp Almond extract
  • 1 1/4 lb Red plums, pitted and quartered (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • Icing Sugar, optional Preheat oven to 350F.

Butter and flour 9” springform pan. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; set aside. At medium speed, beat 3/4 cup sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then zest and almond extract. Beat till smooth. Beat in flour mixture until just combined; spread in pan. Arrange plums over top of batter in circles; sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake 1 hour or until golden and toothpick inserted into centre comes out clean. Cool on rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan, cool completely. Dust with icing sugar if desired.

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