Pecan Plum Cake Recipe
Pecan Plum Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Full of fruity flavor, this moist plum cake is topped with nuts and has a homey, old-fashioned look and texture, notes Clackamas, Oregon's Betty Doane. "The recipe is quite old and was given to me by one of the best cooks I know. It's a delicious dessert served warm with whipped topping."
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped canned plums, drained and patted dry
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

In a large bowl, beat the egg, oil, sugars and orange peel. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to sugar mixture (batter will be thick). Fold in plums.
Spread into a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Combine the topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter.
Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Pecan Plum Cake in Country Woman July/August 2005, p42

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 345 calories, 16g fat (2g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 119mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped canned plums, drained and patted dry
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. In a large bowl, beat the egg, oil, sugars and orange peel. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to sugar mixture (batter will be thick). Fold in plums.
  2. Spread into a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Combine the topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter.
  3. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Pecan Plum Cake in Country Woman July/August 2005, p42

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thatdrywallchic User ID: 4424362 146242
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2009

"how many cans of plums do you need for 1 1/2 cups?"

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