Looking for a traditional German plum cake or pflaumenkuchen recipe without yeast? This easy German plum crumble cake with streusel topping is easy to make and so delicious
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar with cinnamon and salt until combined. Add flour and combine to make streusel. Chill the mix white you make the batter!
Preheat the oven to 180 C/ 365F. Line a 15×11-inch rectangular baking pan with parchment paper. Make sure you remove eggs and butter from the fridge in time for the butter to soften. The eggs should be at room temp. Wash and dry the plums and cut into quarters.
Cream butter and sugar with vanilla and salt for 3-5 minutes until light and fluffy. Now add the eggs, one after the other, combining each egg fully into the batter before addeing the next. Combine flour and baking powder in a separate bowl and whisk to distribute the baking powder well. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and fold into the batter with a spatula until just combined. Don't overmix. The batter will be quite thick
Spread batter into the cake pan and top woth the plums. Remove streusel topping from the fridge and pinch streusel batter together, then top the cake. Bake for 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. Let cool down a bit, then serve dusted wit hicing sugar.