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Prune Cake                                                                        12 servings

Ignore the name (prunes are plums after all) because this is the best-tasting cake for any meal or

just for snackingToast some extra pecans to add as a garnish.  As cupcakes they are perfect



for a brunch.


•  1½ cups sugar

•  1 cup of a good oil

•  3 eggs

•  2 cups flour

•  1 tsp baking soda

•  1½ tsp baking powder

•  1 tsp cinnamon

•  1 tsp allspice

•  1 tsp nutmeg

•  1 cup buttermilk

•  1 tsp vanilla

•  1 cup prunes, cooked, chopped ¼-inch dice

•  1 cup pecans, chopped

Preheat oven to 325°F.  You will need a greased 9-x-13 pan*.


1.  In medium bowl,mix sugar and oil together; add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.

2.  Add dry ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk. Fold in the vanilla, nuts and prunes.

3.  Pour into prepared pan; bake for 35 to 40 minutes.



•  1 cup sugar

•  1/2 cup buttermilk

•  1 Tbsp clear corn syrup

•  1 tsp baking soda

•  ¼ cup butter

•  1 tsp vanilla


1. In small saucepan, combine all ingredients; boil for 3 minutes.

2.  Using skewer, poke holes 2-inches apart in hot cake and pour glaze.

*Recipe can make 12 cupcakes (use greased liners). You can also use a loaf pan.


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