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.

    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

    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.

    Potential Christmas Presents

    This makes a great presents if you use mini loaf or small tube cake tins.

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