Plum Kuchen Recipe
Plum Kuchen Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Plum Kuchen Recipe

Read Reviews
5 3 3
Publisher Photo
I remember my mother making plum kuchen. She never followed a recipe, but this recipe tastes like hers.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:6 servings
Test Kitchen Approved
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 serving (1 slice) equals 278 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 88 mg cholesterol, 251 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g 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

Reviews for Plum Kuchen

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
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."

Reviewed Sep. 22, 2009

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


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."

Loading Image