Viennese Plum Cake

04/20/2011 by Lara • 2 Comments Pin It

Recipe: My Kitchen Snippets' Viennese Plum Cake
Total time: 1.5 hours
Ease: Easy
Unusual ingredients: plums, sour cream

My aunt and cousin came over for dinner at our house, and I wanted to make something special for them. Colin picked out this recipe from the dozen that I sent along, and I was thrilled with his choice. And even more thrilled that plums were on sale this week!

The trickiest part of the entire cake, for us, was figuring out the most efficient way to remove the plums’ skins. I have Crohn’s disease, which means that I shouldn’t be eating skins/nuts/seeds/etc. and we need to be extra careful around fruit! Brad scored the plums and steamed them, which made the skin removal that much easier.

Look at that gorgeous steam coming off of that plum! Brad also saved the water to make a delicious cup of tea later.

The batter itself is delectable, and it’s so refreshing to have an entire layer of plums in between the batter and the topping. This was a deliciously fruity dessert.

It got rave reviews from my family!

Final tips:

  • grease up that parchment like nobody’s business. Our cake did not want to depart from it!
  • allow some plums to peek through the topping – feel free to go over the top with the amount of plums you use. It’s worth it!

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2 Comments

  1. Amber C. says:

    I was just aimlessly searching tastespotting.com and saw the picture of this cake. After an “ooh!” and a *click* I read the recipe and then knew I had to try it. Probably tomorrow. I have Crohn’s as well (diagnosed 1 year ago next month) so I will just say something cheesy like “fate lead me here” or something. Yay!

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