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German plum cake (Pflaumenkuchen)

Plums are early this year and it’s been a good year for all the fruits. We especially enjoy this vegan plum cake. The cardamom gives it a very nice spicy flavor.

German plum cake

Serving Size: 8


  • 1 teaspoon dry yeast
  • 1 tbs. warm water
  • 3 cups self rising flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 & 1/2 tbs. baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 & 1/4 cups vanilla soy milk
  • 6 tbs. melted vegan margarine
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 8 plums, cut quarters
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom

German plum cake


  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside.
  2. Combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Stir in soy milk, 5 tbs. melted vegan margarine, vanilla and yeast.
  4. Pour dough into a rectangle about 1/2″ thick on a oiled cookie sheet.
  5. Cover dough with the plum wedges (set them slightly “standing up”) .
  6. Brush plums with remaining tbs. of melted vegan margariner.
  7. Combine 1/4 cup sugar and cardamom.
  8. Sprinkle over top of cake.
  9. Bake at 375~ 30 to 40 min, or until center tests done.


The batter should be somewhere between a stiff liquid and a dough you can roll with a rolling pin.

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