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.

Festive Prune Cake


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup prune juice
  • 1 cup prunes, cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


    1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9×13 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.


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