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Fresh Prune or Plum Streusel Cake recipe

A tender, flavorful cake with fresh prunesor plums baked on top of the cake batter and just beneath a crunchystreusel topping.

Recipe: Fresh Prune or PlumStreusel Cake

3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup margarine or butter
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon each baking soda and baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup buttermilk or sour milk*
2 cups halved Washington Italian prunes or plums
Streusel Topping (recipe follows)
Ground cinnamon to sprinkle

  • Cream sugar and margarine until fluffy.Add eggs and vanilla; mix well.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder,cinnamon and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients and milk alternatelyto creamed mixture. Mix well.
  • Pour into a greased and floured 13 x 9x 2-inch pan. Arrange fruit cut-side up on dough; sprinkle withStreusel Topping and some cinnamon.
  • Bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutesor until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean.

    Makes 12 servings.

    Streusel Topping:Combine 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup granulated sugar and1/4 teaspoon lemon extract; using a fork. Cut in 2 tablespoonsmargarine or butter until crumbly.

    *To make sour milk: Add 1/2 teaspoon vinegarto 2/3 cup plain milk; let stand 5 minutes.

    Recipe provided courtesy of WashingtonState Fruit Commission

    Pears are sweet

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    Made this delicious coffee cake this evening and everyone loved it! I too have parents with a plum tree and a plethora of plums I didn t know what to do with. Definitely a repeat recipe. Thank you so much!!!

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