Prune Coffee Cake


A friend of the family makes a delicious prune cake, of which I've been promised the recipe for the last 20something years. My attempts to recreate it started with Susanne's Spice cake from the Vegetarian Pleasures cookbook. I keep making it, adding/deleting ingredients and in this version adding espresso. Topping it with powdered sugar is sweet enough for me, but a powdered sugar glaze would better suit someone with a real sweet tooth. Also, the espresso gives it a strong coffee flavor, but you could use coffee for a less intense effect. - nannydeb

What you will need

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

2 tablespoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup prunes, quartered

1/3 cup hot espresso or coffee

4 tablespoons unsalted butter,room temperature

1 cup sugar

1 egg, room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup maple syrup

2/3 cup whole milk

Powdered sugar for dusting


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