I use a round deep tray, 30 cm diam.

This is the cake my mother most often prepares – a typical German aromatic dessert. Fast, easy, delicious, satiating … a big quantity that disappears quickly.


4 eggs

1 ½ cup sugar

¾ cup sunflower oil

butter, unsalted (just a pat)

2 ½ cups flour (heaped above the rim)

1 cup Greek yoghurt

1 tsp. baking powder

6-8 pcs plums (large)

cinnamon for decoration

icing sugar for sprinkling (optional)


Cut the plums into halves and pit them.

Mix all the products (without plums and cinnamon), stir well not to have pats. The ready cake mixture I put in a baking tray on a previously greased baking sheet.

On the dough, I arrange the plums at a distance from each other with the heaped side facing the mixture (I put them warily without pressing them).

Put the baking tray in a cold oven and bake at 200ᴼC for 15 minutes, then reduce to 175ᴼC. Shortly before the cake is ready, I sprinkle it with cinnamon and leave it in the oven for another 5-10 minutes.

The total baking time is about 1 hour (indicative, depending on the baking tray and the oven, always keep an eye and check with a wooden skewer).