Its so good and contain no fat that i like to snack on them every now and then.There are various ways to cook with prunes-stewed prunes,prune pie,pune juice etc.But here lets talk about prune cake.
This is my post on Day11 of RM 2 .(Recipe adapted from here ,slightly modified)
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All purpose flour - 2 cups
Brown sugar - 1-1/2 cups
baking soda - 1-1/4 tsp
salt, ground cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves - 1 tsp each
Vanilla essence - 1 1/2 tsp
prunes or plums - 1 cup cut
water - 1 cup
vegetable oil - 1/2 cup
Eggs - 3
Nuts - 1 cup chopped
Preheat oven to 350 deg F.Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and spices. Mix well. In a bowl whisk together eggs and sugar until well combined.Add, water,vanilla and oil.Now slowly mix in the dry ingredients until just combined.Do not overmix.Stir in the prunes and nuts.Grease the pan with butter or non stick spray and pour the batter in it.Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. When cool, remove from pan.
Note:-You can see that in my cake the prunes are not distributed evenly.So inorder to evenly distribute it in the cake my cousin Roopa of my kitchen treats gave me a great tip ie to coat the fruits/prunes with half the amount of flour that is reqd for the cake ,so here 1 cup and then stir it in the cake.The cake can be stored in room temp for upto a week and it tastes better after 3-4 days.