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Spicy Italian Plum Cake

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“We have an old Italian prune (plum) tree and I plan on trying this one out with some of this years harvest. Don't know where I got this originally. Found it on an old floppy disk I was browsing, from an old Food BBS from before the WWW days. WARNING: This is definately NOT low ANYTHING!!”
1hr 40mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place plums in large saucepan with about 1 inch of water. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes, or until soft. Drain and cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Butter and flour a 10-inch bundt pan (or tube pan).
  4. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and continue beating until mixture is very light in color.
  5. Sift flour with spices and soda. Add to butter mixture in thirds, alternating with the milk. Beat just until ingredients are incorporated.
  6. Stir in plums and walnuts. Pour batter into pan and bake 1 hour, or until cake begins to pull away from sides of pan. Let cool in pan 5 minutes. Turn out onto wire rack and cool completely before frosting.
  7. For frosting:.
  8. Cream butter. Add powdered sugar and cocoa gradually, stirring until well blended. Stir in salt.
  9. Stir in coffee, a little at a time. Add just enough to make the frosting a spreadable consistency. Beat until fluffy and add vanilla. Frost cake.

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