Plum Good Cake

It’s a lovely cake made with plum baby food – moist, rich, and a snap to make.

Plum Good Cake


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 (4 ounce) jars plum baby food
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • 1 cup chopped black walnuts
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


1 Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.

2 In a large bowl mix together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and cloves. Make a well in the center and pour in the oil, eggs, baby food and red food coloring. Mix well, then stir in chopped walnuts.

3 Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove cake from pan while still hot and frost immediately.

4 To make the Frosting: In a small bowl combine 1 cup confectioners sugar and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Stir until smooth.


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