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by Sarah Steimer

Plum coffee cake

This coffee cake was one of my favorite recent baking projects. It was fairly simple to make and the plums were fantastic. I actually enjoyed it with a few extra fresh plum slices on the side.

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by Caitlin Saniga

Boozy Asian plum and cherry crisp

The fruit in my crisp ended up being a bit on the tart side. (Don’t worry, I added more sugar in this recipe to correct the problem.) My solution was to drizzle a spiral of honey on the plate before serving up the crisp. It was so pretty and definitely did the trick!

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by Sarah Steimer

Plum cake, or Plum K├╝chen, a traditional German dessert.

  • 5 large or 8-10 small plums, halved and pitted
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (plus more for sprinkling top of cake)
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (or plain yogurt, which is healthier) 

    Small plums from the farmer's market.

Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt into small bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat 6 tablespoons butter with sugar in large bowl until well blended. Beat in eggs one at a time, then vanilla. Beat dry ingredients into wet ingredients in three additions. Fold in the sour cream, then spread batter into a buttered 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan.

Arrange plum halves in rows atop batter. Sprinkle a little extra cinnamon over plums. Melt two tablespoons butter and drizzle over the cake.

Bake at 350 degree until a tester inserted into center of cake comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Transfer pan to rack and cool. Serve sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Recipe adapted from: The Transplanted Baker

Photos: Sarah Steimer

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