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Prune Mocha Cake

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"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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servings 478
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 layer cake)


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

Per Serving: 478 calories; 16.2 81.7 4.7 64 319 Full nutrition

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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 ...

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 sitt...

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

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 wi...

The cake is so yummy, get a lot of request from friends again and again. the mocha frosting is unique.