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Plum Bread Recipe

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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Original recipe makes 1 bundt cake Change Servings


  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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Feb 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

Aug 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!


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Jul 22, 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.

Apr 23, 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.

Jul 04, 2013

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 strawberry Kool-Aid.

Feb 25, 2013

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 making it too watery. The flavor is really nice, I liked the combination with the lemon icing. It also has just the right amount of spices. Definitely a recipe I will refer back to when I feel the need to use up more of my prunes!

Jan 12, 2013

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 cup of oatmeal. We have a lot of plum trees in our yard, so I keep frozen puree in our freezer to make this delicious recipe all winter long.

Jan 07, 2013

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 hot and let it sit in the pan until it's cool (if we can wait that long!). My mother-in-law RAVES over this combo so I make it for her birthday every year!


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

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

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