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a slice of prune cake with whipped cream on top

Granny Tag's Prune Cake


Granny Tag's Prune Cake is moist, sweet, and perfectly spicy.  It tastes like a carrot cake with a little extra punch.




  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. allspice
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup prunes, chopped
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped


  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. white corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and blend well.
  3. Add buttermilk, vanilla and eggs one at a time.
  4. Fold in prunes and pecans.
  5. Mix well and pour into a 13 X 9 inch sheet cake pan which has been greased and dusted with flour.
  6. Bake at 45 minutes at 350 degrees until set.
  7. Take out of oven and poke holes in cake with fork.
  8. Pour hot glaze over cake immediately before serving.


  1. Pour all ingredients in a large saucepan and cook over medium heat until it comes to a boil.
  2. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. 
  3. While glaze is still hot, pour over warm cake, covering it completely.
  4. Allow cake to cool for 15 minutes, then cut into squares.
  5. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream if desired.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Mixer
  • Cuisine: Southern

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