Gâteaux Aux Kakis- Persimmon Cake

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by minnie chef

Wonderful for Christmas. Keep your eye on them for the last 15 minutes of baking. Some people enjoy this with a citrus glaze. Make sure the persimmons are ripe and soft! They ripen by exposure to light. I translated this recipe from French. From David Lebovitz. Makes 2 cakes. OK, I've revised the measurements- metric works much better and should ensure a moist cake.

Top Review by realbirdlady

This cake tasted ok, but didn't stand out enough to displace our regular persimmon cake recipes. It was a little dry for my taste, although the glaze probably would have helped with that. Using toasted nuts was a nice flavor addition. This seems to be a recipe that is best if it sits for a day or tow to let the flavor develop. I used small (6") round cake plans, and got four cakes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 345°F.
  2. Butter two rectangular cake pans. Cut two leaves of parchment paper, line each pan.
  3. Cut the persimmons in half and remove and save the pulp, discard the skins. Pulverize pulp with food processor or blender, or through a colander.
  4. Combine the first five ingredients in a large bowl.
  5. Mix the melted butter, eggs, liquor, and the persimmon pulp in another bowl.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until well combined, but not too mixed. Add the nuts and dry fruit.
  7. Bake 1 hour or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.

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