Zwetschgenkuchen mit Zimtstreuseln

Zwetschgenkuchen mit Zimtstreuseln (German Plum Cake with Cinnamon Streusel)


For the Dough:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into small cubes
  • 1 large egg
  • 2-3 tablespoons cold milk

For the Plum Filling:

  • 2 pounds Zwetschgen (Italian plums), halved and pitted

For the Streusel:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan or a similar-sized baking dish.

2. Prepare the Dough: In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the cold butter cubes and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

In a small bowl, beat the egg, and then add it to the flour mixture. Add 2 tablespoons of cold milk and mix until the dough comes together. If needed, add an additional tablespoon of milk. Form the dough into a ball, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

3. Make the Streusel: In a separate bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cold butter cubes, and ground cinnamon. Use your fingers to rub the ingredients together until you have a crumbly streusel mixture. Set aside.

4. Roll Out the Dough: Roll out the chilled dough on a floured surface to fit the bottom of your prepared baking pan. Press the dough into the pan, covering the bottom evenly.

5. Arrange the Plums: Place the halved and pitted Zwetschgen (plums) on top of the dough in a neat, even layer.

6. Add Streusel Topping: Sprinkle the cinnamon streusel mixture evenly over the plums, covering them completely.

7. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until the crust is golden and the streusel is crisp.

8. Cool and Serve: Allow the Zwetschgenkuchen to cool in the pan for about 15 minutes. Cut into squares or rectangles and serve either warm or at room temperature. Optionally, you can dust the top with powdered sugar before serving.

Enjoy your delicious Zwetschgenkuchen mit Zimtstreuseln!

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