I got this wonderful recipe from my equally wonderful friend Ilze who is Latvian, and this is why I call it “Latvian cake”. The original recipe– and I would suggest that you check it out-It’s in Latvian but they have a great step-by-step instruction with photos- called for rhubarb. Ilze made it with apples. I used plums because I just love plums in any form, especially when they come in the form of such a wonderful cake.
You will need:
For the bottom:
2 cups flour
1 cup kefir (if you don’t know what it is, read here
). You can find it in Polish or Russian stores. Alternatively, you can use a mixture of buttermilk and a tablespoon of sour cream. Not the same but close enough.
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons vanilla sugar (I use the whole package)
Mix together in a bowl and set aside.
Pit 8 little plums (or 4 big ones) and cut into quarters.
For the top:
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 tablespoon of sugar
Mix together in a seperate bowl.
Pour the bottom dough on a baking tray (it won’t be very liquid). I used a square cake form. Cover it with plums (or apples. Or rhubarb) and then add the egg+ sour cream mix. Add cinnamon on top.
Bake in 200 degrees for about 30 mins.
Enjoy! I think this is my favourite plum cake recipe!