Fresh Plum Kuchen Recipe
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Fresh Plum Kuchen Recipe

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In late summer when plums are in season, this tender fruit-topped cake is delectable! The plum slices look so appealing arranged in circles on top. For variety, I sometimes substitute fresh pear or apple slices instead. —Anna Daley, Montague, Prince Edward Island
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 cups sliced fresh plums (about 4 medium)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 185 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 89mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Combine flour and baking powder; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Add lemon peel. Pour into a greased 10-in. springform pan. Arrange plums on top; gently press into batter. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon.
  2. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until top is golden and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes. Run a knife around edge of pan; remove sides. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Fresh Plum Kuchen in Country Woman July/August 2000, p31

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MrsMattyPhoto User ID: 8918322 252951
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2016

"Someone brought in tons of plumbs to work so I took some home not knowing what I'd do with them. Luckily that same date TOH posts this lovely recipe. Super easy and quick, and OMG so good. perfectly tart and sweet. The lemon peel really gives it a kick, don't skip. You could totally do this with any other fruit I think. It feels like a good holiday dessert so I plan to make again and again."

Jillysback User ID: 7401618 42915
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2013

"I had an abundance of plums and peaches to use so I tried 4 different kuchen recipes that I found online. This one was by FAR the best! I served it to company and I was a star! I used both plums and peaches and it looked pretty :). I want to make another one and freeze it."

rudylenak User ID: 3071215 32602
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2009

"very good"

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