The German plum Cake with Streusel is a popular German cake and if you can get Italian plums you should bake this cake.  Even baking beginners will be successful. The cake is very easy to make, you just need vanilla sugar, vanilla pudding and baking powder from Dr. Oetker. In Germany we would use the so called “Zwetschgen” which are called “Italian plums” in the USA. Don’t use the regular plums because they are too soft. Streusel in English means crumbles, so this cake is topped with a layer of sweet crumbles. Alternatively you also could use apples or peaches. Happy Baking!

Ingredients German Plum Cake with Streusel

Base Cake
150 g flour, all purpose
1 package Dr. Oetker Vanilla or Pudding – or 1.3 oz cornstarch and 2 tbsp vanilla  extract
120 g butter, soft
60 g sugar
1 egg
1 point of a knife (Messerspitze) baking powder, Dr Oetker
1 shot dark rum (optional) or Rum flavor
1.5 lb Italian plums (Zwetschgen in German)

100 g flour
75 g butter
50 g sugar
1 tsp cinnamon (optional)

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