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gram's prune cake

(5 ratings)
Recipe by
Christine Whisenhunt
Visalia, CA

I'm so excited!!! I have been wishing 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 know, prune cake sounds like disgusting old people food, right? Well, let me tell you, this is SOOOO good that we used to request it for our birthdays! It's not a fancy cake, though it does have a beautiful gloss thanks to the glaze, but the taste puts it right up there with those fancy, expensive cakes. Despite the "prunes", I hope you will try it, cuz I KNOW you're going to LOVE it! Enjoy! :)

(5 ratings)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For gram's prune cake

  • 1/2 c
    shortening or butter, (or 1/4 c. of each)
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 3
    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)

How To Make gram's prune cake

  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.

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