Plum and Mixed Spice Christmas Cake

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    Plum and Mixed Spice Christmas Cake

    Plum and Mixed Spice Christmas Cake

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    The secret ingredient in this easy Christmas cake is plum baby good - but you could also use pureed plums if you prefer.

    Ingredients
    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 bicarb soda
    • 125g chopped nuts
    • For the glaze
    • 125g icing sugar
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice

    Directions
    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    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, bicarb 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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    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  -  22 Feb 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    6

    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!  -  10 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    5

    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.  -  22 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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