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Sugarplum Cake

Family and friends are surprised to hear this simple cake gets it moist flavor from a jar of baby food. It's a nice, light dessert. —Denita DeValcourt, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 jar (6 ounces) plums with apples baby food
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine sugar and oil. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until well blended. Combine flour and cinnamon; add to egg mixture. Beat in baby food; stir in nuts. Transfer to a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired.
Editor's Note
As a substitute for each cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 416 calories, 22g fat (3g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 257mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • Deb
    Dec 3, 2020

    This is a easy and delicious cake to bake, it's a keeper. The only thing is the apple plum baby food, as someone said we can't find it, so I took the advise of someone else in the comments and got apple prunes, it taste very good. So thanks for the recipe.

  • Rhoda
    Dec 2, 2018

    This is a nice easy cake. Perfect for a last minute comfort. I made half the portion in an 8" cake pan and it came out lovely. You can read my review and look at a photo of the cake on my blog:

  • kmcope
    Dec 30, 2017

    This cake is easy, moist, and cinnamon-y delicious! A 6oz jar of plums with apples baby food is not to be found anywhere anymore, so I used a two pack of prunes with apples. Each tub is 4oz. and I used both. I made it for our smaller Christmas Eve gathering when the fancier desserts were needed for our larger Christmas Day dinner. Everyone loved it. Excellent the next day with coffee too!

  • ksmoore
    Mar 1, 2011

    I made this cake for a raffle at work. Everyone loved the cake. It was hit!