My blogging friend Andrea of The Kitchen Lioness spent last week baking something everyday. She selected recipes that her family loved and that were typically German. On Sunday she made this plum torte. I had been reading a lot about the Italian Plums that come out in September and October and was looking forward to using them in a recipe. When I saw Andrea’s post, I said “this is it!”
I had 31 Italian Plums and an 8″ springform pan. I was still able to make the recipe work. I did have to adjust the cooking time to account for the tighter baking size. I probably baked it for about 10 minutes more than specified. I tested doneness by using a knife pulled out clean from the center of the cake.
The kids really enjoyed putting the plum halves into the cake batter in concentric circles. After that, I sprinkled the sugar cinnamon mixture on top before putting it into the oven.
I loved making this cake. It was so easy and the kids could get involved. The taste was “healthier” than other cake because of the amount of fruit used. The cake part was sweet and the fruit was juicy, and it had a nice sugared crust on top. Yummy!
And I have to say that I also like it because I feel like I have learned a secret recipe that I can share with my family from now on. Bringing a little bit of Germany into my New Jersey house.