Spiced Baby Food Cake

    55 min

    This is a great way of using up leftover baby food. It's used to flavour this incredibly moist cake with cinnamon, cloves and walnuts.

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    Serves: 14 

    • 300g caster sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 175ml vegetable oil
    • 2 (120g) jars plum baby food
    • 250g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 115g chopped walnuts
    • 4 tablespoons apple sauce

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Grease and flour a 26cm tube cake tin. Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, combine sugar, eggs and oil. Beat until smooth. Mix in baby food and nuts. Beat in flour mixture alternately with apple sauce. Pour batter in prepared tin.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool in tin for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

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    This recipe is great! I usually use one vanilla custard and one pear babyfood jars. The custard keeps it really moist, similar to what yogurt would do. Not very sweet so I drizzled lightly with a powdered sugar icing. Last time I tossed in some chopped pecans for added texture. People at work rave about it!  -  28 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Delicious cake - recipe similar to one from my childhood. Baked it at 350 degrees b/c & thought the posted temp was a typo. I couldn't find plum baby food, so I substituted prune - worked great! I used 1/2 cup applesauce b/c that's what it came in (individual serving size) and reduced the oil to 1/2 cup. Also used pecans b/c my husband's allergic to walnuts. Very moist.  -  25 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I cooked it at 350 (by mistake) and it took 55 minutes. I used mixed fruit and prune baby foods, because that was what I had. This is a quick work-day dessert that goes together quickly and can bake during dinner or dinner prep. I suspect any fruit baby food would work. The texture was okay (not as dense as I expected) and the fruit made it moist. Great with whipped cream, ice cream, or a drizzle of icing. Frosting would be too much, IMO. This is quite a sweet cake. Next time I will reduce the sugar by at least half, but I will certainly be making it again. Once we no longer keep baby food in the pantry, I'll sub frozen fruit (thawed) with a splash of water and run through the food processor or blender...or just increase the applesauce. Thanks for the recipe.  -  15 Jan 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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