Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fruit Topped Butter Kuchen

There are a couple recipes from my childhood that have become family favorites. This cake recipe was shared by a German neighbor who made it and then topped it with Italian Prunes.  This is a dense, not-too-sweet cake that is GREAT served with a fresh cup of coffee for breakfast or a mid-afternoon treat.  And if you have an vivid imagination, you can make this cake, grab a cup of good coffee, take an afternoon break and imagine you're sitting at a cafe in Europe.

Butter Kuchen

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
6 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
fruit of choice

Grease and flour a 9 X 13 baking dish.  Mix butter, sugar, and eggs until creamy.  Add vanilla and flour.  Top with fruit (we used Italian prunes/plums).  Sprinkle top with sugar.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 30-40 minutes.

Grease and flour a 9 X 13 pan

Spread batter in pan

Turbinado sugar

Batter topped with plums and sugar

Just out of the oven

Add a cup of coffee...great treat!

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