Plum Bread

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. Recipe will make: 4 small loaves, or 2 medium loaves, or 1 large loaf, or 1 bundt cake."
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servings 510 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 510 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 26.2 g
  • 40%
  • Carbs:
  • 66.7g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 5.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 46 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 170 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


  1. In a large bowl, mix together vegetable oil, white sugar, eggs, baby food, and food coloring.
  2. In separate bowl, mix together flour, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, baking soda and nuts.
  3. Mix wet and dry ingredients together.
  4. Place in greased and floured bundt pan, (you can also use cooking spray).
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50-60 minutes or until it tests done.
  6. Remove from oven to cool 10 minutes in pan. Remove and place on cooling rack.
  7. While cooling, combine confectioners' sugar and lemon juice.
  8. Brush over top while cake is still hot.


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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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Kid approved... I made these into muffins, and my kids thought they were great. I did make a few changes. I reduced the oil to 1/2 cup, and used 1 and 1/2 cups of pureed plums. I also added a cu...

One of the BEST!! I have made this countless times using my own canned plum butter and top it off with the Caramel Frosting VI recipe (it's more like a caramel glaze) while the cake is still ho...

This bread is so versatile. When I did not have plums I've used over-ripe mashed bananas with or without softened chopped dates, or I've used regular applesauce and added a packet of unsweetened...

I did 2/3 of the recipe and it was just enough batter for a regular 1.5qt bread pan. I also just blended up frozen prune plums instead of the baby food, and it didn't mess up the consistency by ...

I made this last night and brought it to work this morning. It is almost gone at 8AM and the office reviews were "outstanding" I could not find the baby food plum after going to 4 different stor...

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