I am sitting here and thinking about a proper name for this delicious plum cake… Plum Cake alone would just be too boring when in reality this cake is everything but boring! Simple, yes. But boring, no! In Germany there are quite a few different words for this sort of cake, so I decided to call it German Plum Cake. Before there were leavening agents like baking powder or baking soda, cakes were made with yeast, which apparently is a typical old-fashioned European style of cake, sometimes called Kuchen (German for Cake). So here I go and call this cake a German Plum Kuchen.
The yeast dough base is topped with a vanilla crème patisserie and fresh sweet and juicy plums and sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon. Simple, yet refined. It is sweet, but not too sweet. It is juicy and refreshing, yet not wet. And the best thing about it: I sprinkled it with cinnamon. I hesitated for just a second whether I should or should not use cinnamon already… but I gave in and thus officially started cinnamon season! When I took a bite of this cake, I tasted autumn. Maybe I should have called it Autumn on a Plate…
We didn’t really had a nice summer this year, so I can only hope that fall will be nicer. I love fall and can’t wait for those cosy evenings with lit candles and steaming tea, a blanket on the sofa, a good book or movie, some cookies or cake. You get the picture 😉 Are you ready yet for fall season? I am ready and my cinnamon on hand I say let the new season begin!