Prune Cake with Glaze Recipe
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Prune Cake with Glaze Recipe

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This cake recipe was given to me years ago by a friend, who got it from her mother. I'm 82 years old, have been married 57 years and still enjoy baking this cake for my husband.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pitted dried plums, cooked
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup sugar


  1. In a large bowl, combine first six ingredients. Add oil, eggs, buttermilk and vanilla; mix well. Fold in prunes and nuts. Pour into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. meanwhile, combine all topping ingredients in a saucepan. bring to a boil and boil 2 minutes. Pour over hot cake. Leave in pan to cool. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Prune Cake in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p6

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mk1967 User ID: 7576046 19229
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2014

"I grew up eating this has always been one of my favorites. My mother passed the recipe down to me. However, rather than the pitted prunes as called for in this recipe, we use 1 large jar of prune baby food. Although "yummy" is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "Prune cake" ...try it once and you will be hooked is out of this world fabulous!!"

BeautifulBlonde User ID: 5554070 17512
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2011

"Goes to show old recipes are the best!!! This cake is moist, rich and yummy! Warning: I gained one lb. for each is so good!"

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