About this recipe:I make this each Christmas - the aromas just match the time of year. It's an ingenious use of plum baby food, though you can try substituting pureed plums if you like. This plum Christmas cake recipe will make: 4 small loaves; 2 medium loaves; 1 large loaf; or 1 tube cake.
250ml vegetable oil
225g plum baby food
375g caster sugar
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
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:50min › Ready in:1hr
Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Grease and flour a tube cake tin.
In a large bowl, mix together vegetable oil, caster sugar, eggs and baby food.
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.
Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until it tests done.
Remove from oven to cool 10 minutes in tin. Remove and place on cooling rack.
While cooling, combine icing sugar and lemon juice to form the glaze. Brush over top while cake is still hot.
This makes a great food gift if you use mini loaf or small tube cake tins.