This is called a bread, but tastes more like a cake. I make this mostly during the holidays. The spices in this cake just lend themselves to eggnog and Christmas smells. The recipe will make 1 bundt cake, 4 small loaves, or 2 medium loaves.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
50 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 bundt cake
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a bundt pan or loaf pans.

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  • In a large bowl, mix together vegetable oil, white sugar, eggs, plum baby food, and food coloring. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, baking soda, and nuts.

  • Mix wet and dry ingredients together. Transfer batter to prepared pan(s).

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. (Smaller loaf pans will take less time.)

  • Remove from oven to cool 10 minutes in pan. Remove and place on cooling rack.

  • While the cake is cooling, combine confectioners' sugar and lemon juice. Brush over top while cake is still hot.

Nutrition Facts

385 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 49.6g; fat 19.9g; cholesterol 34.9mg; sodium 127.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2006
I pureed 4 peeled over-ripe plums in the blender instead of using baby food. Added 3 Tablespoons flour and a pinch more baking soda. I didn't use food coloring. I baked them as 2 9x9 square cakes and it tastes just like applesauce spice cake. Very good. Makes an great dessert. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/06/2011
Unfortunately I won't be making this again. I followed the reviews of cooks who used fresh plums and ran them through the blender used 1.5 cups of blended plums cut the oil to 1/2 cup and baked it as directed. While the flavour was nice the texture was quite soggy....sigh. I was so hopeful!!! Read More
(1)
58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2006
I pureed 4 peeled over-ripe plums in the blender instead of using baby food. Added 3 Tablespoons flour and a pinch more baking soda. I didn't use food coloring. I baked them as 2 9x9 square cakes and it tastes just like applesauce spice cake. Very good. Makes an great dessert. Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2005
Oh so delicious. I definitely recommend very ripe plums instead of the babyfood. i used about 1 1/4 cups plum puree. this recipe is also delicious for muffins. mmmmmmmmmm Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2005
this is so yum! can't buy plum baby food in oz so i pureed a tin of whole plums without the juice and it makes a little more then is needed so worked out great! just need to add 2 tablespoons more flour and a pinch more baking soda. will definately use for xmas pressies!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2008
Good recipe. I try to use fresh ingredients when possible so I didn't bother with the baby food. It's easy to puree fresh plums and add a wee bit of flour. Not much. Cornstarch would also work or tapioca. About 1 Tablespoon or so. Also red food coloring is never advised. Just leave that unnecessary ingredient out. Makes nice little gifts or a great bread to have Christmas morning. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2003
A heavenly holiday recipe! Looks smells and tastes beautiful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2010
I changed it a little. I put one and 1/2 cups of plum preserve I made with red plums and instead of walnuts I chopped up the red plums and mixed them inside the batter. (I also nixed the red food coloring). After pouring the batter I spooned several t spoons of the plum preserve on top and swirled in a design. I nixed the sugar topping because it was sweet with the preserve and a bit tart as well. I scooped vanilla ice cream on top and it was done. YUM! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2008
this was great! i added tea (instead of cloves and nutmeg) to both the frosting/sauce and the batter which i thought was delicious. it's best in small doses though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2006
I made muffins and mini muffins. Instead of making the lemon juice and powdered sugar I used cream cheese frosting. They were gobbled up. I couldn't eat nuts but next time I'll put them in everyone elses. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2006
this is great as is and as a great base recipe. i have changed the baby food and they all taste great. great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/06/2011
Unfortunately I won't be making this again. I followed the reviews of cooks who used fresh plums and ran them through the blender used 1.5 cups of blended plums cut the oil to 1/2 cup and baked it as directed. While the flavour was nice the texture was quite soggy....sigh. I was so hopeful!!! Read More
(1)
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