Friday, August 12, 2011


Good afternoon bloggers! As you all noticed, I disappeared yesterday. I have no reason and I have no excuse, but I do have a big hug to all of you, seeing as I'm back now! Today, we will be dealing with two (2) types of desserts. Both are cakes but one is called a "kuchen". Kuchen is the German word for "cake". With that being said, let's go bake some cakes!

Plum Custard Kuchen

You will need:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 egg
  • 2.5 cups pitted and sliced plums 
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, 1 tablespoon sugar and baking powder. 
  3. Cut in the butter until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs. 
  4. Stir in 2 tablespoons whipping cream and 1 egg. 
  5. Press the mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 9 inch square pan and arrange the plums over the top. 
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. 
  7. While the cake is baking, in a bowl, combine 1/2 cup whipping cream, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 egg. 
  8. Beat well, and pour the mixture over the plums and bake an additional 20 to 30 minutes or until the custard is set. 
  9. Serve warm or cool.
  10. Enjoy!

Still with me? Yay!

Black Magic Cake

You will need:

  • 1.75 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans or one 9x13 inch pan. 
  3. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. 
  4. Make a well in the center. 
  5. Add the eggs, coffee, buttermilk, oil and vanilla. 
  6. Beat for 2 minutes on medium speed, if you have a mixer. If you do not, beat until the mixture is well blended; the batter will be thin. 
  7. Pour the mixture into the prepared pans. 
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. 
  9. Cool for 10 minutes, then remove from the pans and finish cooling on a wire rack. 
  10. Fill and frost as desired.
  11. Enjoy!

I hope you all get a giant kick out of these super sweet dessert cakes. We have one final day remaining in our Dessert week and then it's off to do something new. Maybe a breakfast week? Who knows? But for now, I'm saying "See ya later" and I will catch you all on the flip side. Happy blogging and love to you all!