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Super yummy German Plum Cake
When I was younger my family and I lived in a house that had a plum tree in the back yard. Every summer the tree became almost completely purple with plums, so my mother found a German recipe that she got from her mother and made A LOT of Pfaumenkuchen. We ate as much as we could and gave some to our neighbors, but we still had a lot left, so my mom had me sell a bunch when I had my little lemonade stands. To people walking by cold lemonade and plum cake sounded on a hot Californian summer day, so I ended up making about 20-50 $ per lemonade stand. My birthday was last Saturday, and me and my mom decided to make Pfaumenkuchen instead of buying a cake.

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  • How to bake a fruit cake. Pflaumenkuchen (Plum Cake) - Step 1
    Step 1

    Warm the milk for about 30 sec. in the microwave, then mix in the yeast. Add 2 tablespoons of flour, and 1 teaspoon of sugar and mix it again.

  • How to bake a fruit cake. Pflaumenkuchen (Plum Cake) - Step 2
    Step 2

    Keep the mixture in a warm, NOT HOT, environment for 1 hour. When times up it should look more fluffy, and a bit bubbly.

  • How to bake a fruit cake. Pflaumenkuchen (Plum Cake) - Step 3
    Step 3

    Meanwhile, in a larger bowl mix together the flour, the butter, and the salt.

  • How to bake a fruit cake. Pflaumenkuchen (Plum Cake) - Step 4
    Step 4

    When the yeast mixture is ready mix it combine it with the other mixture, and mix.

  • How to bake a fruit cake. Pflaumenkuchen (Plum Cake) - Step 5
    Step 5

    Knead the dough, then leave it in awarm place for about 30 minutes, or until its volume doubles.

  • How to bake a fruit cake. Pflaumenkuchen (Plum Cake) - Step 6
    Step 6

    Meanwhile preheat your oven at 350F (176C) and slice up the plums.

  • How to bake a fruit cake. Pflaumenkuchen (Plum Cake) - Step 7
    Step 7

    When the dough is ready it should look like this.

  • How to bake a fruit cake. Pflaumenkuchen (Plum Cake) - Step 8
    Step 8

    Grease a pie pan and roll out the dough (extra four helps it not to stick

  • How to bake a fruit cake. Pflaumenkuchen (Plum Cake) - Step 9
    Step 9

    Lay the doughin the pan and press it along the edges, then cut off the extra bits.

  • How to bake a fruit cake. Pflaumenkuchen (Plum Cake) - Step 10
    Step 10

    Fill the bottom off the dough with the plum slices.

  • How to bake a fruit cake. Pflaumenkuchen (Plum Cake) - Step 11
    Step 11

    Bake the cake for 50-60 minutes. Meanwhile mix 1 tablespoon sugar, the cinnamon, and the almonds together. When the cake is done baking sprinkle on the topping before the cakes gets cold.

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