Need a great way to usher in Fall? How about baking up this delicious Prune Cake to celebrate your favorite season!? I think it's a sweet idea!
Growing up, my Mom always had a yummy treat baked or cooked up for us in the kitchen. Daddy had a sweet tooth that wouldn't quit and he passed that along to me! He absolutely loved this cake, which might explain why it was and continues to be one of my favorites.
Every once in a while, Mom would bake this cake up without chopped pecans. This was the way I preferred it. If you would rather have them, by all means add them to the recipe.
Now I am not the biggest fan of prunes or even baby food for that matter 😜, but this cake is incredible. Please don't count it out until you've tried it for yourself. You will thank me!
Way back when Mom made this cake, she used 2 large jars of baby food prunes. I had to Google to find out that 4 ounce containers equal the same as the old fashion large glass jars.
I had to go on a hunt! I thought about going with the prune apple variety or the organic prunes, but I wanted to keep the recipe authentic to the way my Mom made it and I finally found the Gerber prunes!
Mmmm...the smell of ground nutmeg and cinnamon!
Ok, this looks gross, but it definitely is not!
Let's bake this cake!
It baked up perfectly. I'm thrilled!
This buttermilk glaze is so quick and easy to whip up!
Actually there is no whipping involved.😅
Making the glaze to pour over the warm cake!
Oh yeah, baby!
The warm cake will absorb much of the glaze making it even more moist.
Y'all just need to make this cake! 😋
I hope you love it just as much as I do.
Mom's Famous Prune Cake Recipe
2 cups self-rising flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 canola oil
3 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
2 large (4 ounce) containers baby food prunes
Combine all ingredients in mixer bowl. Mix on medium speed for two minutes.
Pour into greased and floured 13 x 9 pan. Or you can use my favorite method of spraying the pan with "Pam w/Flour" baking spray.
Bake in a preheated oven @ 325 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
During the last 5 minutes of baking, cook the icing to pour over warm cake.
Buttermilk Glaze Icing
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 stick butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon Karo syrup
Combine all ingredients together in a saucepan over medium heat to boiling. Boil for 2 minutes while stirring. Pour over warm cake.
THANKS, MOM! I love you!
Happy Fall Y'all!
'til we sweet again, Karen 💗