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

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Prune Cake:
Sauce:

Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

386 calories; protein 4.1g 8% DV; carbohydrates 69.8g 23% DV; fat 11.2g 17% DV; cholesterol 64.1mg 21% DV; sodium 331.3mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2017
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 out heavenly moist soft and with chewy prune bits next time i'll be using half a cup of sugar as the sweetness of the prunes was very obvious thank you for this great recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/07/2017
I made it it is good recipe Read More
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  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2017
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 out heavenly moist soft and with chewy prune bits next time i'll be using half a cup of sugar as the sweetness of the prunes was very obvious thank you for this great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/07/2017
I made it it is good recipe Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2020
Delicious recipe! Prunes gets such a bad rap but when they re baked in a cake they become this gooey melted deliciousness. This cake is comfort food at its best. My boyfriend and I gobbled it up! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2019
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 and a healthier. Rarely make the topping and use Vanilla spiced whipped cream or Cool Whip on top. Delicious! Read More
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