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Plum Good Cake

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"It's a lovely cake made with plum baby food - moist, rich, and a snap to make."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 10 inch tube pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 10 mins

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and cloves. Make a well in the center and pour in the oil, eggs, baby food and red food coloring. Mix well, then stir in chopped walnuts.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove cake from pan while still hot and frost immediately.
  4. To make the Frosting: In a small bowl combine 1 cup confectioners sugar and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Stir until smooth.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 01, 2010

I have made this cake for years, but in mine I use 1 tsp. cloves. Also this recipe orginally called for two 4 oz. jars of baby food plums, but I am not able to find them any longer, so I now use 1 cup of canned plums peeled and mashed or puréed.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 15, 2007

I remember a baby food plum cake from the past and thought I had found the recipe. Wrong!! Something is off in this recipe. Took one bite, tried it on my wife, tried another bite then threw it away. Sorry!!


9 Ratings

Sep 30, 2002

Yes, it is very moist, however, way too sweet. The next time I make it, I will only use 1/2-1 cup of sugar and increase the flour. I was glad I did not use the glaze because that would have made it even sweeter.

Jul 08, 2007

This is one of my favorite cakes. My mom used to make this cake when I was a little girl. For it being a spice cake it is out of this world and super duper easy to make

Nov 24, 2005

This is always a favorite at our house during the holidays. Its ok if you don't have any red food coloring, the cake will just be pink instead of deep red.

Jan 29, 2004

This recipe seems weird but the baby food makes this cake really moist and fragrant. I cut it up and froze some pieces to eat later throughout the seems to freeze well. I made frosting out of confectioners sugar, butter, vanilla and a few tablespoons of chopped canned plums or baby food.

Oct 21, 2009



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  • Calories
  • 431 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 55.2 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 22.2 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 158 mg
  • 6%

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

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