I’m back home. Yeah, back at my parents house. Forth and back. It’s my sisters 30th birthday (no, not this sister nor that one – I have more than 2.). (A lot of anniversaries this year, I guess. My grandpa’s 80th, my uncles 50th and my sisters 30th birthday.) It was her birthday on Monday actually but Monday is probably the worst day for a birthday. Don’t you think? Because I couldn’t celebrate with her, I made a cake on Sunday that I just ate in her honour. Yes, I’m this selfless, considerate and self-sacrificing. And humble.

Because I had plums at home and marzipan I made this delicious sheet cake:


All you need is:

– 100 g butter (room temperature)
– 100 g sugar
– 100 g marzipan
– 3 eggs
– pinch of salt
– 1 Tbsp Vanille sugar
– 100 g flour
– 25 g corn starch
– 1 Tbsp baking powder
– 1 kg plums
– dust sugar and cream for decoration

Preheat the oven to 175° C and cut the washed plums into quarters.


Grate the marzipan with a rough grater and mix with the butter, sugar, salt and Vanille sugar until it’s a smooth mixture. Add one egg at a time and combine well. Stir the flour, corn starch and baking powder and sieve it into the butter-egg-maripan-mixture. Combine slowly and pour the mixture on a baking tray or a flat baking dish. Add the plums to the top.


Bake at 175° C for 40 mins. As soon as it’s out of the oven sieve the powder sugar on the cake as long as it’s hot. The moist plums will dissolve the sugar while the dry cake will look nicely powdered.


Now enjoy this moist and delicious plum marzipan sheet cake.


Best served slightly warm with cream on the side.



Now. Carry on!