Spiced plum Christmas cake

    Spiced plum Christmas cake

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    About this recipe: I make this each Christmas. It's an ingenious use of plum baby food, though you can substitute pureed tinned plums if you like. This recipe will make: 4 small loaves, 2 medium loaves, 1 large loaf or 1 tube cake.

    Serves: 16 

    • 250ml vegetable oil
    • 3 eggs
    • 225g plum baby food or pureed plums
    • 1 2/3 cups (375g) caster sugar
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 125g chopped nuts
    • For the glaze
    • 125g icing sugar
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour your cake or loaf tins of choice.
    2. In a large bowl, mix together vegetable oil, caster sugar, eggs and pureed plum.
    3. In separate bowl, mix together flour, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, bicarbonate of soda and nuts. Mix wet and dry ingredients together. Turn into prepared tin.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until it tests done.
    5. Remove from oven to cool 10 minutes in tin. Remove and place on cooling rack.
    6. While cooling, combine icing sugar and lemon juice to form the glaze. Brush over top while cake is still hot.

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