Breakfast Prune Spice Cake Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Breakfast Prune Spice Cake Recipe
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Breakfast Prune Spice Cake

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"This moist cake was a favorite of mine as a child - probably because it meant I could have cake for breakfast! Moist, spicy and delicious any time of day!"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch tube cake Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch tube pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the shortening and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Mix in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and prunes. Sift the flour, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, baking powder and baking soda into a large bowl or onto a sheet of waxed paper. Stir in the dry ingredients 1/3 at a time, alternating with the buttermilk. Mix in the walnuts if using. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the crown of the cake comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 50 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 10 mins
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Apr 14, 2011

Oh fuss and bother..."fat content"? don"t eat so much and enjoy

 
Jun 13, 2008

I thought the fat content was too high. Next time, I will try using applesauce instead. This time, I used whole wheat flour and yogurt instead of ap flour and buttermilk. the family enjoyed this!

 

8 Ratings

Nov 21, 2011

this is a very good cake moist and the taste is outstanding. I put a glaze on mine yum. My glaze was butter lemon and orange juice sugar and powder sugar did not measure but you should be able to figure it out. I used 1cup of white sugar and a half of a cup of brown sugar and i used a teaspoon of orange extract with the vanilla in the cake batter

 
Nov 22, 2011

My husband and I love this cake! It is moist and delicious as well as beautiful. I like to change recipes to make them healthier, so for the fat, I used 1/2 cup unsalted butter, about 1/4 cup coconut oil and about 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce. For the flour, I used a mixture of white wheat grain, oats and flax that I ground in my VitaMix. I used brown sugar and baked in a large bundt cake pan (see photo above). Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly as written. It was the first time I have ever tried prune cake and I was delighted! I will use this one a lot. It is wonderful with herbal tea. Thank you, LauraT!

 
Feb 19, 2013

Fortunately the kids who truly do not like prunes LOVE it. Thanks for this great recipe. With the shells of the walnuts I made my 'hair-paint' at the same time. Lovely!

 
May 23, 2012

This is a slightly different version of a recipe that was passed down from my grandma. I use 2 9 inch round pans and ice with the following recipe: 4 tablespoons butter melted, 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice, juice from the stewed prunes, confectioners sugar and cinnamon to taste.

 
Aug 19, 2012

This is a terrific recipe. Super moist and delicious! It makes a lot. I don't have a 9" tube pan, so mine ended up in two 9" round pans, plus the extra in a bread pan. I baked all three at once for 30 minutes. Also, to stew prunes easily, try one of these methods: 1) Put them in a pan, cover with water, and simmer on low for 20-ish minutes, or until they look plump. 2) Put them in a container, cover them with water, and leave them in the fridge overnight. You can also add a touch of lemon juice to either method.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 375 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.8 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 19.4 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 295 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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