Gram's Prune Cake

Christine Whisenhunt


I am so excited!!!!! I have been wishing lately that I had my grandmother's prune cake recipe, and while digging through my recipes, I found it! I don't even remember ever writing it down, but there it was! I'm so excited!!! I know, prune cake sounds disgusting old people food, right?! Well, let me tell you, this is SOOOOO good that me and mom, and others in the family, used to request it for our birthdays! It's not a fancy cake, though it does have a beautiful gloss to it thanks to the glaze, but the taste puts it right up there with those fancy expensive cakes. They have nothing on this cake! I'm so excited! Did I mention I'm so excited?!?!?!!! I can't wait to get to the store and get the ingredients and get busy baking this. Despite the "prunes", I hope you will try this, cuz I KNOW you're going to LOVE it as much as we all did, and do! Enjoy! I know I'm going to! :)

**Although Gram always made this cake in a glass pan, I posted the bundt pic because it shows how glossy the top of this cake gets after the glaze is applied. Beautiful!**

Note: Photos borrowed from internet.

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20 Min


40 Min


1/2 c
shortening or butter, (or 1/4 c. of each)
1 1/2 c
eggs, beaten
2 1/4 c
1 c
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
3/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
1 c
prunes, cooked, drained, and chopped


1 c
1/4-1/2 c
sugar (adjust to your desired sweetness)

Directions Step-By-Step

For cake:
Cream first three ingredients together; blend well. In seperate bowl, combine dry ingredients and mix well. Add flour mixture and buttermilk to creamed mixture; mix well. Stir in prunes. Spray glass pan with non-stick spray and pour mixture into pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes, or until cake is done.
For glaze:
Heat buttermilk and sugar in a saucepan until sugar melts. (Don't allow to boil.) Pour gradually over hot cake, allowing glaze to soak in before adding more. You could poke holes in the cake to help it along.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy