a prune is the dried version of the European plum.
called neochlorogenic and chlorogenic acid,
these are classified as phenols,
with their function as antioxidant is well documented.
Prunes' fiber is known to help with regularity, intestinal protection,
and the propionic acid produced from prunes' insoluble fiber
may also be partly responsible lowering cholesterol.
and one of the fam's fave is her Prune Cake.
from famous chefs and famous cooks
With my recipe I have 2 ways in making this delicious cake.
One by mashing the prunes to hide it from the kids,
and the second one is my adult version, by adding walnuts,
and just slicing the prunes in quarters for a good bite.
- Toast 1/2 cup walnuts in a pan. set aside.
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Grease 3 - 6" round cake pan or 9x13 inch baking pan.
- In a large mixing bowl, add all dry ingredients.
- In a separate bowl, mix sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Add in buttermilk and stir to combine. Do not over mix.
- Stir in prunes and 1 cup walnuts.
- Pour into prepared baking pan(s).
- Bake for 40-45 minutes. Cool.
- Spread whipped topping onto the cake, and sprinkle toasted walnuts.
- Place mixing bowl and wire whisk in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes.
- Place all ingredients in the cold bowl and beat until stiff peaks form.
- If not using immediately, cover and refrigerate.