Grandma Ruby's Prune Cake


Just like Grandma used to make! The sauce pulls everything together for the perfect treat!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
16 servings


Prune Cake:

  • 2 cups Sunsweet® Amaz!n™ Prunes, pitted

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 2 cups granulated sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 cup Sunsweet® Amaz!n™ Prune Juice

  • 1 tablespoon baking soda


  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 tablespoon white corn syrup or honey

  • ½ cup whipping cream

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with parchment paper.

  2. Add prunes to a saucepan; cover with water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Strain any excess water. Mash prunes and set aside. In a bowl, stir flour with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg; set aside. In a separate bowl, beat sugar with eggs and 2 tablespoons butter until blended. In a measuring cup, mix prune juice with 1 tablespoon baking soda. Stir into mixture alternating with flour mixture. Stir in mashed prunes. Transfer to prepared baking pan.

  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until tester inserted into center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on rack. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce.

  4. Sauce: Add 1/2 cup butter, sugar, syrup, cream and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda to a small saucepan set over medium heat; bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes. Cut cake and serve with warm sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

386 Calories
11g Fat
70g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 386
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 331mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 46mg 1%

* 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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