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Grandma Ruby's Prune Cake

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Just like Grandma used to make! The sauce pulls everything together for the perfect treat!"
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50 m servings 386
Original recipe yields 16 servings


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  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; 11.2 69.8 4.1 64 331 Full nutrition

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I am not a fan of fruit cakes but i made this, with only 1 cup of sugar,no cloves,I replaced prune juice with the boiling water that I soaked the prunes in,I also skipped the sauce and it turned...

Love this recipe. I always use at least 1.5 C. whole wheat flour and 1C. organic all purpose white flour, 1 C. Stevia and 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 T. Cinnamon, 1/2 T. Nutmeg to make it spicier ...

I made it it is good recipe