How do you make persimmon cake?


Quick Answer

Make persimmon cake by combining ingredients such as persimmon puree, sugar, flour, butter and eggs into a batter, along with spices and other items, and serving it with cream cheese icing. Another persimmon cake recipe calls for brown sugar, persimmons, eggs, buttermilk and cornstarch.

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To make the Persimmon Cake with Cream Cheese Icing from Epicurious, cook 3/4 cup of dried currants in 1/4 cup of brandy heated to a boil. While the currants cool, whisk together 2 cups of flour, 2 teaspoons of baking soda, 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of grated nutmeg and 3/4 teaspoon of salt, and then add in 1 2/3 cups of granulated sugar. In another bowl, beat together 3/4 cup of melted unsalted butter, 1 1/2 cups of persimmon puree, 3 large eggs and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, add the currants and 1 1/2 cups of toasted and chopped pecans, and stir until the mixture is just combined.

Spoon the batter into a greased bundt pan, and bake the cake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour. Meanwhile, cream together 4 ounces of cream cheese and 1 tablespoon of softened butter, and then mix in 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice, 4 tablespoons of water and 2/3 cup of sifted powdered sugar. Pour the icing over the cooled cake.

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