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Festive Prune Cake

Rated as 4.65 out of 5 Stars

"This is a relatively plain cake made moist with prunes and prune juice. Its nice to have slice of this cake for breakfast in the morning."
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Ingredients

servings 171 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (1 9x13 inch cake or 2-8 inch rounds)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. Sift the flour, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. Set aside.
  3. Cream the shortening with the white sugar. Blend in the eggs one at a time and beat well for 1 minute. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the prune juice. Stir in the prunes and nuts. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes or until done.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 171 calories; 8 g fat; 23.4 g carbohydrates; 2.6 g protein; 16 mg cholesterol; 156 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This cake tastes great and really is so easy to put together but the directions says to bake in 30 minutes. It was a good thing I was looking out for the cake because it only took 20 minutes to...

Most helpful critical review

I like butter too much, this recipe called for shortening. Although it is nice and soft it just misses the yumminess of butter.

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This cake tastes great and really is so easy to put together but the directions says to bake in 30 minutes. It was a good thing I was looking out for the cake because it only took 20 minutes to...

A tasty, moist cake. I followed one reviewer's suggestion and boiled the prunes in prune juice, then strained them and added more juice to make up the 1 cup. My other changes to the recipe were:...

This was a really beautiful cake and was raved about by everyone who tasted it.I cooked it in a 10inch round tin and it took longer than specified (nearly double the time).It has great keeping q...

I have made this once so far, following the review that suggested subbing 2 tablespoons cocoa for the nutmeg, etc, stewing the prunes in the prune juice, and halving the sugar. This came out d...

this was delicious and light. too sweet for me though. next time i'll cut the sugar by 1/4 cup and see. i made this with gluten free flours, a straight 1:1 substitution and it's perfect. i boile...

I had some prune juice I didn't know what to do with and came across this recipe. I followed the recipe exactly except for I substituted two bananas for the cup of prunes (I didn't have any actu...

I love this cake with coffee glaze. even my fincky 11 yr old ate it... w/o complaint. She didn't believe me that it was prunes... The recipe is great as is.. but 2nd time around I made the follo...

I have searched for this recipe for years. My mother used to make it at the holidays and this appears to be exactly it. The only thing I did different was frost it with cream cheese frosting, ve...

Delicious! But do cut the sugar by half, since the prunes are very sweet already.