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Festive Prune Cake Recipe

Festive Prune Cake

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"This is a relatively plain cake made moist with prunes and prune juice. Its nice to have slice of this cake for breakfast in the morning."

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Original recipe makes 1 9x13 inch cake or 2-8 inch rounds Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. Sift the flour, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. Set aside.
  3. Cream the shortening with the white sugar. Blend in the eggs one at a time and beat well for 1 minute. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the prune juice. Stir in the prunes and nuts. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes or until done.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2003

This cake tastes great and really is so easy to put together but the directions says to bake in 30 minutes. It was a good thing I was looking out for the cake because it only took 20 minutes to bake.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 10, 2011

Sorry I didn't like this at all. Maybe I don't like prunes enough.

 

20 Ratings

Dec 23, 2002

This was a really beautiful cake and was raved about by everyone who tasted it.I cooked it in a 10inch round tin and it took longer than specified (nearly double the time).It has great keeping qualities and stays beautifully moist.

 
Mar 08, 2008

A tasty, moist cake. I followed one reviewer's suggestion and boiled the prunes in prune juice, then strained them and added more juice to make up the 1 cup. My other changes to the recipe were: cutting the sugar by half (you won't miss it)and adding a few tablespoons of cocoa powder. I omitted the clove, nutmeg and allspice for this one. The chocolate prune combination turned out very yummy without being too rich or sweet.

 
Sep 23, 2008

I have made this once so far, following the review that suggested subbing 2 tablespoons cocoa for the nutmeg, etc, stewing the prunes in the prune juice, and halving the sugar. This came out delicious. I topped with Cream Cheese Frosting II from this site, but would be fine plain. I was expecting a pumpkin or banana bread type texture but it yields a moist and fluffy cake which calls for topping. This recipe is great for using up prune juice because a whole bottle is hard to finish!

 
Jan 23, 2008

this was delicious and light. too sweet for me though. next time i'll cut the sugar by 1/4 cup and see. i made this with gluten free flours, a straight 1:1 substitution and it's perfect. i boiled the prunes in prune juice, and then topped up what was left to make the 1 cup. nice recipe.

 
Jan 18, 2011

I had some prune juice I didn't know what to do with and came across this recipe. I followed the recipe exactly except for I substituted two bananas for the cup of prunes (I didn't have any actual prunes on hand). I also added some chocolate chips. It turned out delicious!!!

 
Apr 12, 2010

Delicious! But do cut the sugar by half, since the prunes are very sweet already.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 171 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 8 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 156 mg
  • 6%

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

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