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Fresh Plum Kuchen

 Fresh Plum Kuchen
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.
10-12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 185 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 89 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.