Friday, November 13, 2009

Persimmon bundt cake

This is the first thing I've baked with persimmon pulp this year--straight off   With mom having such a bumper crop(501 on ONE tree!) I am happy to say all persimmons are off my counters now and this winter will be full of persimmon baking!

I did not use raisins because I didn't have any on hand but this cake still turned out great.  Very good spice cake!!

Persimmon Bundt Cake Recipe #86897

Got a lot of persimmons you don't know what to do with? Or have you always wanted to make something using this little-known fruit. Here's your chance to make a wonderful, flavourful Bundt cake that not only has luscious persimmons in it, but warm spices that make it extra-special.

by evelyn/athens

1¼ hours
20 min prep


4 large ripe persimmons

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 3/4 cups sugar

1/2 cup butter, room temperature

3 extra large eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

3/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

3/4 cup dried currant

confectioners' sugar

Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F.

Butter and flour Bundt pan.

Peel persimmons.

Press pulp through coarse sieve into medium bowl.

Measure 1 1/3 cups persimmon puree into small bowl.

Mix baking soda into puree and set aside.

Beat sugar and butter in large bowl until blended (mixture will be grainy).

Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.

Mix in vanilla.

Sift flour, cinnamon, salt, allspice and cloves into butter mixture; blend well using rubber spatula.

Mix in persimmon mixture, walnuts and currants.

Transfer batter to prepared pan.

Bake cake until tester comes out clean, about 55 minutes.

Cook cake in pan on rack 5 minutes.

Turn out cake onto rack; cool completely.

Sift confectioners’ sugar over cake.

1 comment:

Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

Interesting! I must try Persimmons some day!