Plum Bread

This is called a bread, but tastes more like a cake. I make this mostly during the holidays. The spices in this cake just lend themselves to eggnog and Christmas smells. Recipe will make: 4 small loaves, or 2 medium loaves, or 1 large loaf, or 1 bundt cake.

Plum Bread


  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 (6 ounce) jars plum baby food
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon red food coloring
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice


1 In a large bowl, mix together vegetable oil, white sugar, eggs, baby food, and food coloring.

2 In separate bowl, mix together flour, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, baking soda and nuts.

3 Mix wet and dry ingredients together.

4 Place in greased and floured bundt pan, (you can also use cooking spray).

5 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50-60 minutes or until it tests done.

6 Remove from oven to cool 10 minutes in pan. Remove and place on cooling rack.

7 While cooling, combine confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice.

8 Brush over top while cake is still hot.


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