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German Plum Cake
(Zwetschgenkuchen)

Ingredients

Pastry

Filling

Instructions

  1. Pastry: Cut butter into flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, lemon peel and mace until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  2. Mix egg and water; stir into flour mixture.
  3. Gather pastry into a ball; knead just until smooth, 5 or 6 times.
  4. Press evenly on bottom and side of ungreased 9-inch round layer pan.
  5. Filling: Place plum halves, cut sides down and overlapping slightly, in pastry-lined pan.
  6. Mix sugar, flour and cinnamon; sprinkle over plums.
  7. Sprinkle with almonds.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees F until pastry is golden brown and plums are bubbly, 35 to 45 minutes.

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