Prune Mocha Cake

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"This unique recipe delivers a moist spice cake, thanks to the use of prunes, and a homemade mocha icing with coffee and cocoa powder."
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servings 478 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 478 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 16.2 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 81.7g
  • 26%
  • Protein:
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 64 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 319 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a large bowl, cream the white sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Beat the eggs, and add to the sugar mixture. Add the prunes.
  2. In another bowl, sift the flour, soda, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Add these dry ingredients alternately with the buttermilk to the sugar mixture.
  3. Pour the batter into 2 greased and floured 9 inch layer pans. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 30 minutes. Cool.
  4. To Make the Mocha Icing: Begin by creaming the butter. Blend in the egg yolk. Sift the confectioners' sugar, cocoa, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon together. Add this sugar mixture alternately with the hot coffee to the creamed butter. Frost the cooled cake.



Great recipe, not as moist but still great...used it for my brotherĀ“s birthday and everybody liked it. I used 1 cup less of confectioners sugar and icing came just as good, if you want to have ...

Even people who grimace at the idea of prunes love this cake! I took this to a party yesterday and even I was amazed that it was gone in 10 minutes! Very good for using prunes that's been sitt...

This is a delicious recipe. A truly unique and nice blend of flavor. I brought this to a friend's bday party and the guests just loved it. 10/05/02

This recipe is for the cake only. No shortening, so I used butter. Otherwise, I kept close to the recipe only adding a little vanilla flavoring. Very moist cake, rich in flavor. I frosted it wi...

The cake is so yummy, get a lot of request from friends again and again. the mocha frosting is unique.

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