…from the Perspectives’ Kitchen
How you doin’? Plums are still in season and this rich, moist Plum Coffee Cake with a crisp Oatmeal Streusel Topping is perfect for fall! The cake is a sour cream coffee cake swirled with cinnamon and brown sugar, studded with ripe black plums and topped with a buttery oat topping flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg. You can never have enough cinnamon. Serve the cake alongside a hot cup of coffee or tea… or a cold glass of milk!
The key to making a good coffee cake is to not over-bake it. Remove the coffee cake from the oven when a knife inserted into the center comes out almost clean; allow the cake to finish baking as it sits on the countertop to cool, yielding a wonderfully moist cake. You can assemble the coffee cake the night before, just wrap it and keep it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake it the next morning. Let it sit out for 15-30 minutes before baking; you may have to add 5-10 minutes to the total bake time to account for the chilled batter.
If you can’t find plums, substitute with any other soft fruit, peaches, pears, blueberries. If you want to use apples, you should soften the cut pieces in a saucepan with a little butter for a few minutes.
Prep time: 30 minutes
Bake time: 65-75 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
For the oatmeal streusel topping
3/4 cup unbleached white all-purpose flour
3/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats, lightly processed or cut
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
For the cinnamon swirl
2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
For the cake
2-1/2 cups unbleached white all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1-1/4 cup sour cream room temperature
1/4 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
3 large eggs room temperature
4 black plums cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 4 cups), divided
ChefSecret: If you can’t find plums, substitute with any other fruit like peaches, pears, blueberries or apples.
Quip of the Day: Q. What's worse than finding a worm in a plum? A. Finding half a worm!
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