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Quick & Easy Classic German (Damson) Plum Streusel Cake

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  • Author: Bake to the roots
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 50
  • Total Time: 70


This is an all-time classic from Germany: (Damson) Plum Streusel Cake! Easy and quick to prepare and super delicious!



For the streusel

  • 5.3 oz. (150g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (100g) sugar
  • pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 3.5 oz. (100g) butter, at room temperature

For the cake

  • 26 oz. (750) plums or damson plums
  • 1 cup (130g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (100g) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (40g) oats
  • 1/2 cup (120g) butter, at room temperature
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a 10 inches (24cm) springform tin with baking parchment and set aside. Wash the plums, dry, remove the stones and cut in half or into 4 slices. Set aside.
  2. For the streusel add the flour, sugar, and cinnamon to a large bowl, mix until well combined. Add the butter and rub everything between your fingers until you get nice streusel. Place in the fridge until needed.
  3. Add the flour for the batter to a large bowl, add the baking powder, sugar and the oats and mix. Add the soft butter, eggs, milk, and vanilla extract and mix until you get a well combined batter. Transfer to the springform tin, smooth out the top and place the plums in a circular pattern on top. Sprinkle with the streusel and bake for about 50 minutes until done. Take out of the oven and let cool down on a wire rack. When cooled, remove from the tin and serve with some whipped cream or vanilla sauce.


  • Enjoy baking!


  • Serving Size: 10