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Print This Delicious and Healthy Plum Cake Recipe

Aunt Fonnie's Plum Cake Recipe

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2 cups All purpose flour
2 cups Sugar
1 1/4 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1 cup Wesson oil
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Ground cloves
4 Eggs
1 large jar Baby food plums
1 cup Chopped nuts

Oven Temp ~ 325°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ Bundt pan

Mix dry ingredients by hand with a large spoon. In a large mixing bowl combine the oil and sugar, add in the eggs one at a time, beating well between each egg. Add dry ingredients, add the plums and nuts. Bake Aunt Fonnie's Plum Cake at 325 degrees in a pound or Bundt cake pan until toothpick comes out clean.

Plum Cake Glaze: 1 cup powered sugar. 2 to 4 tablespoons dry sherry. Drizzle on cake while it's still warm.

I received this recipe from my Aunt Fonnie (thus the name) many years ago. I was waiting at her home for my husband to arrive from overseas duty while in the US Marines. Aunt Fonnie made this plum cake for his homecoming.

Plum Cake is so wonderful and best made 2 or 3 days ahead of time; cake becomes very moist during this time. It also makes a wonderful snack cake for company!!! It's my all time favorite cake.

9 Servings
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 128 g
Calories 476
Calories from Fat 232
Total Fat 25.8g 40%
Saturated Fat 3.6g 18%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 201mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 57.5g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 10%
Sugars 38.0g
Protein 6.0g
Vitamin A 1% • Vitamin C 0% • Calcium 4% • Iron 12%


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When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

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