Polish Plum Cake (Placek z Sliwkami) Recipe

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  • 60 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 12 servings
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This quick and easy recipe for Polish plum cake (placek z sliwkami) makes good use of an abundance of fresh plums.

In a pinch or as a shortcut, two (14-ounce) cans whole purple plums, drained, pitted and halved can be used.

Other fruits like nectarines, peaches, and apples also are perfect for this recipe.

What You'll Need

  • For the Cake:
  • 2 1/3 cups flour (
  • all-purpose)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 ounces butter (room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 40 fresh plums (any variety, pitted and halved)
  • For the Streusel Topping:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 3 tablespoons butter (cold, cut into pieces)

How to Make It

Make the Cake

  1. Lightly coat a 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray and heat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and 3/4 cup sugar. Add 4 ounces room-temperature butter, milk, and eggs. Beat at medium speed 4 minutes.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Place plums on top, cut side up, pushing down slightly into batter.

Make the Streusel Topping

  1. Cut remaining 1/4 cup sugar and cloves into 3 tablespoons cold butter until crumbs form. Sprinkle over plums. Bake about 40 minutes or until a toothpick tests clean.
  1. Let the cake cool in the pan so the plum juices will be reabsorbed to create a moist cake.
  2. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar, if desired, and cut into 12 squares.

Other Plum Desserts

  • Plum Crumble RecipeThis crumble, also known as a plum crisp, is made with fresh plums and a crunchy, lightly spiced topping.
  • Croatian Plum Dumplings Recipe: Plums are enrobed in a mashed potato dumpling dough and can be eaten as a dessert when sprinkled with sugar, as a meatless main course, or as a side dish.
  • German Plum Dumplings RecipeA curd cheese dough envelops plums that are simmered in water and then rolled in buttered bread or cracker crumbs. 
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 496
Total Fat 16 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Unsaturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 108 mg
Sodium 266 mg
Carbohydrates 87 g
Dietary Fiber 8 g
Protein 8 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)