Dried Plum Cake

No one will believe that this cake is made with dried plums. It came from my grandmother and is easy to make and delicious.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
1 11x9-inch cake



  • 2 cups white sugar

  • ½ cup canola oil

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup pitted prunes, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1 cup chopped pecans (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup butter

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease and flour a 11x9-inch pan.

  2. Blend sugar and canola oil together in a mixing bowl using an electric mixer. Add eggs, flour, prunes, allspice, baking soda, and salt; mix well. Add buttermilk, pecans, and vanilla extract and combine. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.

  4. While cake is baking, mix buttermilk, sugar, butter, and vanilla extract together in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until it begins to thicken, about 5 minutes. Pour glaze over cake when it comes out of the oven.

  5. Let glazed cake cool completely, about 30 minutes. Cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

518 Calories
22g Fat
78g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 518
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 251mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 78g 28%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 58g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 234mg 5%

* 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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