Plum Kuchen

Plum kuchen coffee cake has the perfect flavors of fall with Italian plums, almonds and a frangipane filling.
Plum Kuchen

Plum Kuchen

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Disclaimer: Prizes  for  the Giveaway were  provided by Fall flavors sponsors.  All  opinions and  recipe content  is my own.

Plum  Kuchen is my recipe  of the  day with Fall Flavors week.  All this week we will be posting recipes  using our  favorite autumn flavors. There is  also a giveaway so  make sure you enter that at the  bottom   of the  post.

Plum Kuchen

The Weekly  Schedule

Plum  kuchen  is  my recipe for today as I said.  I will  also be  posting Bread Pudding  with Crème Anglaise on  Wednesday and then  on  Friday I will finish up with Pistachio and  marmalade Crusted  Brie with Figs, a recipe which was  inspired by one I saw Jacques  Pepin make with brie cheese.

Spreading the  Frangipane  on  the Batter

Spreading the  Frangipane  on  the Batter

Of  course,  there  will be other recipes you can find  by  searching  social  media for #FallFlavors, as  on Tuesday I will be posting  with Bread bakers and then on Thursday  with Improv Cooking. You  can always check my groups  schedule  in the right  hand margin.  Other days I  will be posting  by chance.

Topping the  Batter with Italian  Plums

Topping the  Batter with Italian  Plums

Locally Inspired  and Sourced

This  kuchen was  inspired by a  suggestion by a  local  market who announced  they had the Italian Plums in from Eshleman Fruit Farm in Clyde, OH. And noted that they were “perfect for your Plaumenkuchen recipes” (which in fact they were.)

I  thought to add some  frangipane  to the filling as I have been wanted  to test out  making that  with an almond flour  instead of using  a food  processor. It  in fact, works out great.

Toppings Added-  Ready  to  Bake!

Toppings Added-  Ready  to  Bake!

The Italian  plums were really tasty and I  noted to myself that the batter will  easily  support  using slightly larger  plums if needed.

Kuchen isBaked and Cooling  Down in the  Pan!

Kuchen isBaked and Cooling  Down in the  Pan!

I  was extremely  pleased  with the  results of using the frangipane  in the coffee cake,  so look for it  to  pop up  in other recipes.

Sugar Sprinkle is the Finishing Touch

Sugar Sprinkle is the Finishing Touch

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Plum  Kuchen

Plum Kuchen

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Plum  Kuchen

Plum Kuchen

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 13 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Breakfast, brunch, Cake, Dessert
Cuisine Austrian, European, Italian
Servings 9


  • 6 Italian Plums or Damson Plums halved and pit removed

Batter Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Frangipane Filling:

  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons soft butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Streusel Topping:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter slightly softened
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Preheat oven 350F.
  • Spray 8x8 inch square pan with baker's release.
  • Spread half of batter into pan using wax paper to assist with stickiness.
  • Mix together the frangipane filling.
  • Cover batter with frangipane.
  • Finish spreading batter on top.
  • Cover with sliced damson plums (cut side up).
  • Mix up the almond streusel and sprinkle on top.
  • Bake 45-55 minutes.
  • Cool in pan completely.
  • Dust lightly with powdered sugar.


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Dixie Crystals

Dixie Crystals Sugar wants your baking to be sweet. They are giving away a set of OXO Good Grips 3 piece Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls.

Taylor and  Colledge

Taylor and Colledge is giving away a variety of their baking pastes. Your fall and holiday baked goods will wow your family and guests.


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2 responses

  1. Just came across the Plum Kuchen recipe and can’t wait to try it.  My next door neighbor gave me a sample of hers and I was immediately in love.  Can’t wait to try this.!!  

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