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Plum Cake

This lovely plun cake is one of my favorite summer desserts. Made with fresh and pitted plums of choice, the plum cake is spiced with a hint of cloves for a tingly flavor and baked with sugar, eggs, flour, milk and breadcrumbs. Bake these up for a summer dessert and you will not be dissapointed.
  All purpose flour 2 1⁄3 Cup (37.33 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Reserve 0.25 Cup)
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Fine dry bread crumbs 2 Tablespoon
  Fresh plums/60 ounces/2 cans whole purple plums, drained and pitted 40 , pitted and cut in half (Prune, Damson, Or Greengage)
  Butter 3 Tablespoon, cut into pieces
  Cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon

Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and 3/4 cup sugar in a large mixing bowl.
Add shortening, milk, and eggs.
Beat at medium speed 4 minutes.
Grease bottom and sides of a 13X9X2 inch pan.
Coat with bread crumbs.
Turn batter into prepared pan.
Place plums on top, pushing one edge of each half down 1/4 inch into batter.
Dot with butter.
Combine remaining 1/4 cup sugar and cloves; mix well.
Sprinkle over plums.
Bake at 350°F about 40 minutes.
To serve, cut into pieces.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4649 Calories from Fat 1465

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 166 g255.8%

Saturated Fat 56.2 g281.2%

Trans Fat 13.5 g

Cholesterol 536.7 mg178.9%

Sodium 2883.5 mg120.1%

Total Carbohydrates 758 g252.8%

Dietary Fiber 46.3 g185.1%

Sugars 474.1 g

Protein 71 g142.2%

Vitamin A 217.9% Vitamin C 418.2%

Calcium 143.7% Iron 127.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Plum Cake Recipe