Plum Cake / Pflaumenkuchen - Got a Recipe?
I am searching for a great plum cake my mother used to make, the recipe has since been lost. I've been trying to recreate it for 15 years with no luck. I've make about 9 different recipes and they all suck (compared to mom's). Most of my mother's best recipes are Jewish, either passed down from my grandmother (from Czechoslovakia) or from the spiral bound Jewish fundraising cookbooks.
My mother's was not too buttery, very tender, moist, about 1 inch thick, and used prune plums cut in half laid side by side, not concentrically. Ingredients included the usual cake stuff: flour, butter, eggs, vanilla, sugar, baking powder. When cooked, the juices would run from the plums into the cake. Powdered sugar was lightly sprinkled on afterwards.
The ones I have made have been too chewy, tough, and some had more of a cookie crust.