Plum Kuchen Recipe
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Plum Kuchen Recipe

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I remember my mother making plum kuchen. She never followed a recipe, but this recipe tastes like hers.
Recommended: 25 Best Summer Cakes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 medium plums, pitted and halved
  • Whipped cream and additional ground nutmeg, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 278 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 251mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a bowl, beat the eggs, milk and butter. Combine the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; add to the egg mixture and beat just until combined.
  2. Pour into a greased 9-in. round baking pan. Place plums cut side up over batter. Combine remaining sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over the top. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve with whipped cream and sprinkle with nutmeg if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Plum Kuchen in Country August/September 2002, p51

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LegalSec User ID: 548619 87240
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2014

"I have not made yet but will and then I will review properly. But the narrative above sounds just like my mom. She never followed a recipe and this one sounds just like hers. I can't wait to make."

lovescats128 User ID: 4053565 58095
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2009

"Oooooooooooooooo!Sounds yummy~sounds like a wonderful Christmas Recipe!I'll definitely try it~thanks!


Sannan User ID: 4435454 53527
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2009

"Tried this recipe last night and all I can say is fabulous. easy and all to yummy. Thanks for posting this recipe."

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