Plum cake with meringue topping

    1 hour 5 min

    Meringue topping is a bit unsightly after cutting so I use a little trick for this cake: I bake it with the plums first, cut it and then add the meringue topping.

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    Makes: 1 blechkuchen

    • 500g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 teapsoons vanilla sugar
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 2 egg yolks
    • 250g butter softened
    • 40g breadcrumbs
    • 1.5kg plums
    • 75g caster sugar for sprinkling
    • 3 egg whites
    • 100g icing sugar

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat your oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
    2. In a bowl mix flour, baking powder, vanilla sugar, sugar, egg yolks and butter till smooth. Roll out to fit the baking tray and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Pit the plums and distribute them over the pastry base.
    3. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from the oven but leave your oven on and increase to 250 C / Gas 9. Whilst still hot, sprinkle cake with sugar.
    4. For the meringue topping beat egg whites with icing sugar till very stiff.
    5. Return cake to oven and bake till meringue topping is firm and lightly browned.

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