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plum streusel coffee cake recipe

Plum Streusel Coffee Cake

If you are looking for an easy and delicious coffee cake forlazy weekends, this recipe is the right one for you!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Czech
Keyword Streusel Sheet Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 25 pieces
Author Petra Kupská


  • Baking pan 12x14 inches (30x35)


Cake batter:

  • 2 and ⅓ cups (300 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (240 ml) heavy cream fat content around 35 % 
  • ½ cup (120 ml) milk
  • 3 eggs
  • lemon zest ideally freshly ground

Streusel topping:

  • ¾ stick (85 g) unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup (100 g) all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup (130 g) granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon ground


  • 1 and ½ lb (680 g) pitted plums
  • oil and breadcrumbs to grease a baking sheet


Before you start baking:

  • About half an hour before you start baking, take out eggs, milk, and heavy cream from the fridge to bring them to room temperature. 
  • Grease a baking sheet and dust it with breadcrumbs. 
  • Prepare pitted plums, cut them into small pieces. 
  • Preheat the oven to 340 °F (170 °C).

Make streusel topping:

  • Cut cold butter into flour, add sugar, and ground cinnamon. Using your fingertips, work everything into a crumbly mass.

Let’s bake:

  • Combine plain flour and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Add sugar, heavy cream, milk, lemon zest, and eggs. Start stirring with a fork, then use a hand-held mixer and mix on a lower speed until a semi-liquid batter is created. 
  • Pour the batter into a dusted baking sheet. Put the plums regularly over the entire surface of the cake.
  • Sprinkle with the streusel topping as the final step.
  • Bake the streusel cake for 30 minutes until the surface is golden brown. 


  1. Let the sheet cake cool down, then cut into regular rectangles and serve on a dessert plate as a coffee cake. You can also dust the cake with powdered sugar before serving.
  2. Makes about 25 pieces.
  3. Plums are not a necessity in this streusel cake. If you don't have plums, other fruits are also suitable, for example, raspberries, strawberries, or grated apples.
  4. The amount of batter in this recipe fits a rectangular baking pan measuring approximately 12x14 inches (30x35 cm). The cake is relatively thin but moist. If you want a higher layer of batter, use a smaller-sized baking pan.