Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Eggless Prune Cake

I love prune so much, I still remember of my schooling days when mom buys prune, I will be the first person to open the package and eat it. Even before others realize mom bought prunes, I would have finished quarter of its content. I'm a notty girl....

I had a box of pitted prunes unopened from last week and wanted to try something new, prune cake would be the best dish to try. Today the moment I woke up, I began searching for the recipe and found Ree Drummond's blog The Pioneer Woman Cooks. OMG, I just love what I saw there, she shared her great grandmother Iny's Prune Cake recipe.

Ree, I'm very sorry for making some alterations to your recipe, as I made changes according to my family's taste.  I baked an eggless Prune Cake, but all the credit goes to you and not forgetting your great grandmother Iny. My husband loves the cake and asked me to bake this cake again soon.

We just love the taste of the spices added in this cake and not forgetting the prune.Thank you so much for sharing it with everyone, Ree. For those of you whose looking for the original recipe from Ree please click here. Okay without wasting anymore time let us look at how I have baked Ree's Great Grandma Iny's Prune Cake.


1 cup of prunes
1/2 cup of sugar
1 cup of canola oil
11/2 cup of flour*
1 tsp baking soda*
1 tsp nutmeg powder*
1 tsp allspice powder*
1 tsp cinnamon powder*
1 cup of prune flavored yogurt
1 cup of hot boiling water
1 tsp vanilla essence

Boil the prunes for about 10 minutes to soften the prunes
for easy mashing moment

Drain the water and mash the cooked prunes with a fork, you don't have to 
mash everything too smooth, do leave some chunks for better texture

In a separate mixing bowl pour oil, sugar and mix well, you don't have to use a mixer to incorporate this cake mixture, using wooden spatula is sufficient. The recipe calls for 1 cup of sugar but I have reduced to half a cup because the prune is sweet and I have added flavored yogurt.

Then sift all the dry ingredients marked * and stir into the sugar and oil mixture

Add mashed prune, prune flavored yogurt and hot boiling water to the cake mixture,
Ree have used buttermilk but I substituted with yogurt and water.

Pour the cake mixture in a 8' buttered cake pan and bake at 150- 170 degree for 30-40 minutes depending on your own oven. Mine I baked at 150 degree for 35 minutes

Our Egg-less Prune Cake is now cooling and can be served once you remove it 
from the mould. Ree  iced the cake with icing which I didn't do as this cake 
is so delicious and so nice to eat even without the icing.


  1. Looks Wonderful!! will definitely be trying this one!

    1. Yes dear it tastes so good...since I'm on diet I could only lick the wooden's so moist...


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