Persimmon Bundt Cake

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by evelynathens

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.

Top Review by Maven in the Making

This was my first-ever cooking experience with persimmons...a positive one, I'm glad to add! Delicious cake. Other reviews were correct - the persimmon flavor isn't strong, but then persimmons don't HAVE a strong flavor! Nice, moist cake perfect for the harvest season. I took one reviewers suggestion to drizzle it with a glaze made of lemon juice, powdered sugar (and I added the lemon zest too)! Very nice recipe! Showy too! Thanks.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F.
  2. Butter and flour Bundt pan.
  3. Peel persimmons.
  4. Press pulp through coarse sieve into medium bowl.
  5. Measure 1 1/3 cups persimmon puree into small bowl.
  6. Mix baking soda into puree and set aside.
  7. Beat sugar and butter in large bowl until blended (mixture will be grainy).
  8. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  9. Mix in vanilla.
  10. Sift flour, cinnamon, salt, allspice and cloves into butter mixture; blend well using rubber spatula.
  11. Mix in persimmon mixture, walnuts and currants.
  12. Transfer batter to prepared pan.
  13. Bake cake until tester comes out clean, about 55 minutes.
  14. Cook cake in pan on rack 5 minutes.
  15. Turn out cake onto rack; cool completely.
  16. Sift confectioners’ sugar over cake.

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