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.
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
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|
|Batter topped with plums and sugar|
|Just out of the oven|
|Add a cup of coffee...great treat!|