why do prunes have a bad rap?
Spiced Prune Cake from this month's issue of EVERYDAY FOOD:
-2 cups all purpose flour (spooned & leveled)
-1 cup pitted prunes
-2 cups sugar
-1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
-1 cup of vegetable oil
-1 teaspoon ground cloves
-1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
-1 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1 cup plain yogurt (recipe called for buttermilk, but i used yogurt instead)
-3 large eggs
-1 cup coarse chopped walnuts
-powdered sugar for dusting.
Oven Temp: 325 degrees
Butter & Flour a nonstick Bundt Pan (12 cup capacity). Add some flour to cover- tap out excess.
Boil some water-pour over the prunes to cover & let sit for 10 minutes. Drain & chop. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour/sugar/cinnamon/cloves/nutmeg/salt/baking soda- Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk oil/eggs/yogurt & eggs.
Add wet contents to dry contents. Add the prunes & walnuts.
Spoon into pan- bake until toothpick is clean. (1 hour 45 minutes- 2 hours).
Immediately invert onto baking rake. Dust with powdered sugar when cooled.
***this was delightful! A wonderful Autumn treat. I think it would be great paired with vanilla ice cream & a caramel sauce. My husband ate a piece while sipping his Honey Rum we got in the Canary Islands. Don't hate prunes. They didn't kill anyone.***