This unique recipe delivers a moist spice cake, thanks to the use of prunes, and a homemade mocha icing with coffee and cocoa powder.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
2 layer cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, cream the white sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Beat the eggs, and add to the sugar mixture. Add the prunes.

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  • In another bowl, sift the flour, soda, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Add these dry ingredients alternately with the buttermilk to the sugar mixture.

  • Pour the batter into 2 greased and floured 9 inch layer pans. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 30 minutes. Cool.

  • To Make the Mocha Icing: Begin by creaming the butter. Blend in the egg yolk. Sift the confectioners' sugar, cocoa, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon together. Add this sugar mixture alternately with the hot coffee to the creamed butter. Frost the cooled cake.

Nutrition Facts

478 calories; protein 4.7g; carbohydrates 81.7g; fat 16.2g; cholesterol 64.2mg; sodium 318.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2006
Great recipe not as moist but still great...used it for my brother s birthday and everybody liked it. I used 1 cup less of confectioners sugar and icing came just as good if you want to have more of prune flavor cut down both the nutmeg and cinnamon. Overall really tasty and yommi. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2006
Great recipe not as moist but still great...used it for my brother s birthday and everybody liked it. I used 1 cup less of confectioners sugar and icing came just as good if you want to have more of prune flavor cut down both the nutmeg and cinnamon. Overall really tasty and yommi. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2007
This is a delicious recipe. A truly unique and nice blend of flavor. I brought this to a friend's bday party and the guests just loved it. 10/05/02 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2005
Even people who grimace at the idea of prunes love this cake! I took this to a party yesterday and even I was amazed that it was gone in 10 minutes! Very good for using prunes that's been sitting around the house for ages. I also wanted to use up my prune juice so I substituted prune juice for the buttermilk and the cake turned out just as good. For the icing I didn't like the idea of putting in a raw egg yolk so I substituted a few more chopped prunes and added more coffee until I got the right consistency. This works great when using buttermilk for the cake because the icing becomes more decorative. However when I make the prune juice substitution I no longer add prunes to the icing for fear of making the prune taste overbearing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2010
This recipe is for the cake only. No shortening so I used butter. Otherwise I kept close to the recipe only adding a little vanilla flavoring. Very moist cake rich in flavor. I frosted it with Coffee Cinnamon Frosting which is also on this site. Good combo together. Next time I'll use the frosting from this cake recipe because the one I used was a little too wet. My mistake. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2011
The cake is so yummy get a lot of request from friends again and again. the mocha frosting is unique. Read More
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