Plum Cake

The English cuisine was present in Wrocław on the threshold of the 19th century, but just at the beginning of the next century puddings from the country of Queen Victoria became present in the menus of the Wrocław gastronomy. At that time on the Oder River Paul Menzel became famous for English baking, he was an owner of a cake shop on the St Maciej square. Plum cake offered by him got recognition not a smaller than the famous Hohenzollern wreath.


  • 140 g butter
  • 90 g dried morello cherries or cranberries
  • 75 g white sugar
  • 90 g prunes
  • 75 g cane sugar
  • 1 spoon of grated lemon peel
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 2 yolks
  • 4 spoons of milk, 325 g of wheat flour
  • 15 g baking powder
  • pulp of one vanilla bean
  • 500 g raisins
  • icing sugar for sprinkling


At the beginning prepare raisins.
Pour boiling water on them and let them swell. Rinse them out on the sieve.
Blend butter with sugars to a fluffy mass. Add egg, yolk, baking powder, mix it. Next, add scalded raisins, morello cherries or cranberry, plums cut up to quarters, grated lemon peel, cinnamon, milk, pulp of vanilla and exactly to mix everything with a spoon.
At the end, constantly mixing it up, add with portions the flour.
Pu the prepared mass into the oblong form smeared with butter or inlaid with baking paper. Bake 40-50 minutes in the hot oven in the temperature 170-190 ° C.
Serve the cake cut into slices and sprinkled with icing sugar.

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