Perfect Persimmon Cake Recipe

This Perfect Persimmon Cake Recipe combined with confectioner’s sugar icing and chopped black walnuts is just as the name says: perfect.

| January/February 2014

  • Ripe persimmons yield great-tasting pulp to make this cake a culinary delight.
    Photo By Fotolia/BigDreamStudio

Betty Schmidtlein, Richmond, California, is looking for a persimmon cake recipe. Lois Cookson, Sulphur, Louisiana, sends recipes from a 2007 article printed in the American Press newspaper in Lake Charles, Louisiana.


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Persimmon Cake Recipe


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
4 eggs
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon oil
3 cups persimmon pulp
3/4 cup chopped black walnuts


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