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Prune or Plum Cake

No recipe image available.A moist and delicious cake made with fresh Italian prunes or plums and frosted with cream cheese icing.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon each salt, ground cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves
1 cup cut-up Washington Italian prunes or plums
1 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1 cup chopped nuts

Cream Cheese Icing:
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Milk, as needed

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and spices; mix well. Add fruit, water, oil, eggs and nuts. Mix thoroughly with electric mixer or 300 strokes by hand.
  2. Pour batter into greased and floured 13x9x2-inch pan.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 40 to 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean.
  4. Cool about 12 to 15 minutes and remove from pan.
  5. When cooled completely, spread Cream Cheese Icing over top and sides.
  6. For Cream Cheese Icing: Combine 1 (3-ounce) package softened cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and a small amount of milk. Blend until smooth.

Makes 12 servings.

Recipe courtesy of Washington Apple Commission.