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Plum cake recipe with crumble – sheet cake 

Prep time: 15 minutes | Baking time: 40 minutes
5 from 1 vote
Delicious and quick plum cake recipe with crumble for a simple sheet cake. Plum cake recipe for a sheet of plum cake with crumble made very easy and simple. Soft, moist and a little crunchy - that's what our best plum cake tastes like.
Plum cake recipe with crumble - Quick sheet cake - Plum crumble cake recipe - Plum cake recipe with crumble for a sheet of plum cake. Quick and easy sheet cake with plums. Juicy, soft, crunchy

Plum cake recipe with crumble – sheet cake 

5 from 1 vote
Prep time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 40 minutes
Delicious and quick plum cake recipe with crumble for a simple sheet cake. Plum cake recipe for a sheet of plum cake with crumble made very easy and simple. Soft, moist and a little crunchy - that's what our best plum cake tastes like.

Plum cake recipe with crumble – sheet cake 

5 from 1 vote

This post is also available in: German

Ingredients
 
Shortbread pastry
  • 420 g cake flour
  • 70 g sugar
  • 200 g margarine vegetable (e.g., sunflower) (soft)
  • 4 eggs
  • 12 g vanilla sugar
  • 16 g baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
Topping & Crumbles
  • 2 kg plums (quantity may vary according to preference)
  • 90 g sugar
  • 300 g cake flour
  • 150 g margarine vegetable (e.g., sunflower) (soft)
  • 12 g vanilla sugar

This post is also available in: Deutsch (German)

Best plum cake recipe with crumble as a quick and easy sheet cake. Easy plum cake recipe without yeast and without milk. Delicious plum cake recipe as instructions for baking with plums or better plums. The sheet cake can be baked on a tray or in a springform pan and does not require any waiting time. Quick, soft, smooth, juicy and also perfectly crispy due to the crumble – this is how we prefer to enjoy our plum cake.

Instructions for my plum cake recipe with crumble

First, preheat the oven to 200° degrees (top/bottom heat). For the shortcrust pastry, have the ingredients mixed in a food processor.

Pour the slightly sticky dough into a square springform pan that has been previously lined with baking paper. Spread the dough over the entire surface with the help of a little flour with your fingers or a small pastry roller.

Now press washed and quartered plums on edge a bit into the on the shortcrust pastry. Mix the crumble in the following in the food processor. I take first sugar, then flour and finally the almost liquid butter as order. Streusel then spread on the plums.

The cake is then baked at 200° degrees for about 40 minutes. Then let cool and remove the edges of the springform pan before serving.

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Delicious and quick plum cake with crumble for a sheet of plum cake…

This cake recipe just works every time. It’s a quick cake that goes down well anywhere and the streusel makes it popular with young and old. Simple plum cakes without the crumble are also traditionally very popular. However, plums quickly lack the delicious sweetness that is only added by streusel. This combination of sweetness and tartness is what makes our plum cake recipe so perfect. With the crunchy crumbles, you have the best contrast to the soft base and juicy topping.

Plum cake recipe with crumble – Quick and easy sheet cake

Using shortcrust pastry as the cake base, this plum cake recipe is quick to make. Unlike our plum cake recipe with yeast, which needs to rise for about an hour before baking. With a yeast dough, the base is still a bit softer and more bread-like. However, I prefer my plum cake with shortcrust pastry. It’s quick to make and tastes perfect with the plums.

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I like to make the fruitcake as a whole sheet, but also in different sized springform pans. My small springform pan in the pictures has a size of 28x18cm whereby I then halve the recipe amount. Also a baking frame with baking tray is suitable for baking. The plums become soft by baking and the juice bubbles and runs like something. For this reason, I prefer to use a taller springform pan instead of a baking sheet.

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Difference between Moyer plum, Damsons plum and Santa Rosa or Satsuma plums

So why are plums more suitable than prunes for a plum cake recipe? Plums are plums, and they are the perfect subspecies for a plum cake. The round Santa Rosa and Satsuma plums are too soft and are therefore popular for jams. The elongated Moyer and Damsons plums have the perfect consistency as a cake fruit. They are not too soft and they do not melt immediately. It is also easier to remove the stone from plums.

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Also try our easy plum cake recipe…
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So the plum cake remains a plum cake, even if we use the Moyer and Damsons plum variety for baking. I am delighted every year when I discover the first plums while shopping and immediately have to bake my first plum cake of the year. After all, you have to review whether the plums already taste good or whether you should rather wait a few more weeks. You can therefore see in the pictures my first plum cake this summer. My conclusion: the plums are already perfect for my plum cake recipe.

Crumble cake as a fruit cake on the tray

If you didn’t buy enough plums for the plum cake recipe, you can also just make a strip as a pure crumble cake. Alternatively, you can add other fruit options like apples, cherries or peaches or bake the whole cake with them. You can also find the recipe for my plum cake as a quick and easy apple pie recipe on my food blog.

Plum cake recipe with crumble – Quick and easy sheet cake

5 from 1 vote
Plum cake recipe with crumble - Quick sheet cake - Plum crumble cake recipe - Plum cake recipe with crumble for a sheet of plum cake. Quick and easy sheet cake with plums. Juicy, soft, crunchy
Delicious and quick plum cake recipe with crumble for a simple sheet cake. Plum cake recipe for a sheet of plum cake with crumble made very easy and simple. Soft, moist and a little crunchy – that's what our best plum cake tastes like.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Baking time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Cakes, muffins, brownies & co
Cuisine German
Servings 20 pieces
Calories 347 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 stand mixer
  • 1 springform pan square
  • 1 baking tray
  • 1 baking frame
  • 1 springform pan square small

Ingredients
 
 

Shortbread pastry

  • 420 g cake flour
  • 70 g sugar
  • 200 g margarine vegetable (e.g., sunflower) (soft)
  • 4 eggs
  • 12 g vanilla sugar
  • 16 g baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt

Topping & Crumbles

  • 2 kg plums (quantity may vary according to preference)
  • 90 g sugar
  • 300 g cake flour
  • 150 g margarine vegetable (e.g., sunflower) (soft)
  • 12 g vanilla sugar

Recipe-Instruction
 

  • Preheat oven to 200 °C.
  • Allow the ingredients for the shortbread to blend in a food processor until a firm sticky dough is formed.
    420 g (3 ⅓ cups) cake flour
    70 g (⅓ cups) sugar
    200 g (7.00 oz) margarine vegetable (e.g., sunflower)
    4 eggs
    12 g (3 tsp) vanilla sugar
    16 g (4 tsp) baking powder
    1 pinch salt
  • Now place this shortcrust pastry in a square springform pan that has been previously lined with baking paper. With a little flour, spread the dough over the entire surface with your fingers or a small pastry roller. Alternatively, you can use a baking tray with a baking frame instead of the springform pan.
  • Wash, core and quarter the plums. Insert the plum pieces slightly on edge into the shortcrust pastry.
    2 kg (12 cups) plums
    Plum cake recipe with crumble - Quick sheet cake - Plum crumble cake recipe - Plum cake recipe with crumble for a sheet of plum cake. Quick and easy sheet cake with plums. Juicy, soft, crunchy
  • Now mix the crumbles in the food processor. I first add sugar, then flour and finally the soft almost liquid butter or margarine. Now spread the crumble on the plums.
    90 g (½ cups) sugar
    300 g (2 ½ cups) cake flour
    150 g (5.00 oz) margarine vegetable (e.g., sunflower)
    12 g (3 tsp) vanilla sugar
    Plum cake recipe with crumble - Quick sheet cake - Plum crumble cake recipe - Plum cake recipe with crumble for a sheet of plum cake. Quick and easy sheet cake with plums. Juicy, soft, crunchy
  • Bake the cake at 200 °C for about 40 minutes. Then let cool and remove the edges of the springform pan before serving. Start 40 minutes timer here

Notes

Alternatively, you can bake this sheet cake completely without crumbs and get the typical classic plum cake from the sheet – grandma’s plum cake. If you have a little more time, you can also use a yeast dough as a base instead of shortcrust pastry.
As other variants for topping instead of plums, you can top this sheet cake with apples, applesauce, cherries or peaches. If you don’t have enough plums, you are welcome to combine two kinds directly.
The important thing is to use plums instead of prunes for the cake. Even though people always talk about plum cake, you can’t use the typical plums for baking.
I also always like to halve the portion and get a small portion of sheet cake, as you can see in the pictures.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Plum cake recipe with crumble – Quick and easy sheet cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 347 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 0.004g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 267mg12%
Potassium 253mg7%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1020IU20%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Feel free to try your own adaptations depending on the season and your preferences. At winter time, I like to mix some additional cinnamon into the crumble. If it is still high summer, I like to add some lemon or coconut flakes to the crumble. However, I only change something in the plum cake recipe when I feel I need a little variation.

This plum cake is definitely one of my favorites and will be baked again and again, as long as the plums look good when I go shopping. Maybe I’ll try a cake variation with strawberries for you soon. I’m happy if you also like the cake as much as we do and look forward to your next visit.

Ingredients

Shortbread pastry
  • 420 g cake flour
  • 70 g sugar
  • 200 g margarine vegetable (e.g., sunflower) (soft)
  • 4 eggs
  • 12 g vanilla sugar
  • 16 g baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
Topping & Crumbles
  • 2 kg plums (quantity may vary according to preference)
  • 90 g sugar
  • 300 g cake flour
  • 150 g margarine vegetable (e.g., sunflower) (soft)
  • 12 g vanilla sugar

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