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Old 06-29-2015, 05:30 PM   #1
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Experimental plum cake

Got to get rid of some bottled plums to make space for this year's crop! Thought of making a cake using plums as the liquid. Anyone have any idea what other ingredients there ought to be? Flour presumably, (anyone guessed whether I'm a regular cook or not yet?) Thanks in advance.

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Old 06-29-2015, 06:00 PM   #2
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This recipe for prune cake sounds like a good place to start.

Old Fashioned Prune Cake - Recipe - Cooks.com

You could also try adapting this old War Cake recipe by substituting your bottled plums for the water, raisins and sugar.

http://www.food.com/recipe/ww2-war-cake-1881

Good luck!
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Old 06-29-2015, 07:16 PM   #3
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A couple more thoughts on using your bottled plums.

If the plums are firm you could drain them and make a traditional pineapple upside down cake recipe, swap out the pineapple for the plums.

Drain and puree the plums, use them in place of the applesauce in a traditional applesauce cake recipe or in place of the pureed bananas in a banana bread or cake.

You could also puree the drained prunes and use them as a substitute for half of the oil or butter in a spice cake, chocolate cake or brownie recipe.
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Old 06-29-2015, 07:28 PM   #4
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Perhaps making them into a fresh plum sauce to go with duck?
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I thought the same as Aunt Bea. Upside down cake also because you could eat half and freeze half for another time. Wonderful as a warmed dessert with ice-crem
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