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Plum Bread Recipe
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Plum Bread

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 1 bundt cake Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 20 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a bundt pan or loaf pans.
  2. 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.
  3. Mix wet and dry ingredients together. Transfer batter to prepared pan(s).
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. (Smaller loaf pans will take less time.)
  5. Remove from oven to cool 10 minutes in pan. Remove and place on cooling rack.
  6. While the cake is cooling, combine confectioners' sugar and lemon juice. Brush over top while cake is still hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 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.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 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!!!

 

40 Ratings

Nov 28, 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~ !!

 
Oct 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.

 
Nov 11, 2003

A heavenly holiday recipe! Looks, smells, and tastes beautiful.

 
Oct 09, 2009

I can't stop eating this! I highly recommend trying this bread/cake. (It's a cake) I used fresh plums..just put them in the blender. Used 1 1/2 cups of pureed plum and reduced oil to 1/2 cup. For the nuts, I used pecans. Really good! Even my four year old likes it.

 
Jan 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!

 
Jan 25, 2004

Really moist and great flavor! I doubled the recipe with no problem. Used macadamias and almonds. All the friends who received as gifts were very pleased!!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 384 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49.6 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 19.9 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 128 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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