I’m super excited to re-create and partner with California Dried Plums and make this delicious and nutritious holiday cake that can also be found on the California Dried Plums website. With a sweet plum filling, its a fun dessert that is easy and a new family favorite.
Honestly, I don’t know anyone that doesn’t love a yummy ripe Plum. What I’m often surprised by is the lack of press that dried plums get for their nutritional value and swapping ability in recipes! Dried Plums can be pureed so easily and added to recipes instead of oils and butters and can also be used as a sauce over meats adding moisture and heightening flavor!
Dried Plums reduce calories and add a deelish flavor which will turn any recipe into a unique one of kind. YUM! What’s even better is that they are packed with nutritional value!
- The nutrients in dried plums help support healthy bones and may support heart health, digestive health, immunity and healthy aging (I need that!)
- Dried plums are naturally low in fat and sodium and cholesterol free.
- They help promote satiety…meaning they keep you fuller longer.
So on with the recipe…(original recipe)
1 1/2 cups (about 9 ounces) pitted dried plums
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2/3 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries or frozen cranberries, thawed
1/2 cup (3 ounces) chopped pitted dried plums
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Heat oven to 325ºF. Lightly coat 9 x 3-inch springform pan with cooking spray; set aside.
In food processor or blender, process dried plums, water and cinnamon until almost smooth, pulsing on and off and scraping sides of container as needed.
Stir in walnuts; set aside.
In mixer bowl, beat together butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in eggs, sour cream and vanilla until well mixed.
In separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder; stir in cranberries and dried plums. Tossing to coat.
Add to butter mixture to dry ingredients, mixing just until dry ingredients are incorporated/wet (don’t over stir).
Spread half of Batter in pan.
Cover evenly with Filling.
Spread remaining Batter over Filling.
Quick tip: Spray your spatula with cooking spray or put some butter on it for easy spreading.
Bake in center of oven 1 hour, 40 minutes to 1 hour, 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool on wire rack 30 minutes. Remove side of pan. Cut into wedges and serve warm or at room temperature.
This Holiday Cake was absolutely deeelish and oooh so pretty!
I love the fact that the California dried plums add so much nutrition and help support healthy bones. I do everything possible, with my teen daughters, to make sure that they are getting foods (even if it’s in desserts) that contribute to long term bone health. Research suggests that eating two servings, (about 100grams or 10 to 12 dried plums), may improve bone mineral density (BMD) and slow the rate of bone turnover in post-menopausal women.
To see the nutrition facts for this recipe and to get more creative and delicious recipes and facts, hop on over to the California Dried Plums website! #CADriedPlums #ad
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