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Plum Streusel Coffee Cake

Updated: Jun 4, 2022



1 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp cardamon

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup softened butter

1 egg

1/2 cup Greek yogurt

1 cup sliced plums or pluots


1/4 cup flour

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 tbsp cinnamon

4 tbsp butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  2. Mix dry ingredients: flour, powder, cinnamon, cardamom, and sugar.

  3. Mix in butter, egg, and yogurt.

  4. Pour batter into a greased and lined cake tin. The batter should be fairly thick. Level it out and arrange plum slices over the top.

  5. Bake cake for 8 min, while you make the streusel.

  6. To make the streusel, mix flour, sugar, and cinnamon. Cut in cold butter and use your fingers to rub the butter into the dry ingredients to make a crumbly mixture.

  7. Once the cake is out, sprinkle the streusel over it and bake for another 8 minutes. Use a toothpick to test the center.



Any stone fruit could work. I actually used pluots that a friend gave to me. Plums seem like the most likely choice. Apricots, peaches, or cherries would also be yummy. You don't need to press the fruit into the batter, just lay the fruit over the top of the cake. Also, lay the skin side up if you can.


You could substitute with sour cream or cream cheese if you don't have yogurt. You could even try milk, but the batter will be a bit more liquidy.


Streusel is actually quite easy, and a worthwhile extra for this cake. Try to keep the butter cold and chop it into very small pieces, then use your fingers to pinch and squish the butter into the dry ingredients. You could use a pastry cutter/dough blender, or forks, but fingers work fine. If your hands are warm, run them under some cold water and then dry them to keep the butter cool.


Baked goods are often high in sugar, fat, and carbs. As someone who bakes often, I have to watch how much I eat. I love to eat. I do. I also love to have a healthy body. That being said, I appreciate when a recipe states a calorie count. So I've decided to provide that for you.

Total calories in the cake: 2,385

Divide that number by how many slices you cut. I cut my cake into 8 slices, so each slice was 298 calories. Note that this does not include the streusel. Also, different ingredients will yield different calories, such as using a high fat yogurt (I used 2%).


Our cake before baking


Our cake halfway through baking, with streusel added.

What can I say? Plums (or pluots in my case), cinnamon, and streusel. Delicious. I'll be perfectly honest, I ate half of this cake in one day. I also ate about half the streusel before it got on the cake. This recipe is perfect for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or, of course, with coffee. Let me know how you like it.



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