Delicious Plum Custard Kuchen Recipe

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Delicious Plum Custard Kuchen Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 03, 2023

Indulge in the perfect blend of sweet juicy plums and creamy custard with this delectable Plum Custard Kuchen recipe. This traditional German dessert is a delightful combination of a soft cake base, a layer of fresh plums, and a rich custard filling. Baked to golden perfection, this dessert is perfect for any occasion. Whether you serve it warm or chilled, this sweet treat will definitely impress your family and friends.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4-5 large plums, pitted and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.
  3. Add the cold cubed butter to the flour mixture and cut it in with a pastry cutter or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and vanilla extract. Pour the egg mixture over the flour mixture and stir until well combined and the dough starts to come together.
  5. Press the dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared cake pan.
  6. Arrange the sliced plums in a single layer on top of the dough.
  7. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, heavy cream, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  8. Pour the custard mixture evenly over the plums and dough.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, or until the custard is set and the top is golden brown.
  10. Remove from the oven and let cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  11. Slice the Plum Custard Kuchen into wedges and serve warm or chilled. Enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Kuchen is the German word for cake, and it is a common dessert in German households.
  • Plums are a delicious and nutritious fruit that adds a burst of flavor to this recipe.
  • The custard filling in Plum Custard Kuchen adds a smooth and creamy texture to the dessert.
  • This recipe can be enjoyed as a dessert, afternoon snack, or even for breakfast.