Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 55 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.


Most Helpful

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.

Maven in the Making November 11, 2009

This was a nice way to use up a few persimmons from my grandmother's persimmon tree. I used raisins as I did not have currants. Next time I think I will dredge them in flour first because many of them sunk to the bottom of the pan and caused it to stick. I used a 10 cup intricate bundt pan and I think that played a part in it sticking as well. It was delicious with a nice texture and I will definately make it again!

cookiedog November 08, 2006

Instead of pressing pulp through a strainer, I just peeled it and pulsed the pulp in my food processor. I noticed the same phenomenon as Chicagopm--the persimmon pulp kind of jelled when it sat with the baking soda mixed in. But no worries, it mixed in easily. I agree--it could have been cooked in a smaller pan as the cake only ended up being about 3 inches high--not even to the top of the bundt pan.

Sharlene~W November 28, 2005

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