Prune and Spice Cake

Prune and Spice Cake


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This is a moist and tasty cake that we used to eat for breakfast when I was a child. I am not sure why this one is deemed suitable for breakfast but I wasn't going to argue about it.


Makes: 16 

  • 250g butter
  • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 1/3 cups stewed prunes, diced
  • 2 1/3 cups (300g) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 1/3 cups (325ml) buttermilk
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 22cm ring tin.
  2. In a large bowl mix the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth.
  3. Mix in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla and prunes.
  4. Sift the flour, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl or onto a sheet of baking paper.
  5. Stir in the dry ingredients 1/3 at a time into the wet ingredients alternating with the buttermilk.
  6. Mix in the walnuts if using. Pour batter into the prepared cake tin.
  7. Bake for 50 minutes in the preheated oven or until a toothpick inserted in the crown of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Cool on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate.

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