Applesauce Prune Cake

Recipe from Ethel Eynard. Jefferson City, Mo. 1998.

bowl of applesauce

Applesauce Prune Cake

bowl of applesauce

Applesauce Prune Cake

One of my grandmother's favorite cake recipes.  Dried plums and fresh apples make a very moist and flavorful cake. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Cake, Apple Recipes, Prunes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12
Calories: 329kcal


  • 2 cup sifted all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup thick applesauce
  • 1 cup finely diced prunes
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, baking soda, salt, and spices together. Cream shortening, add sugar gradually until mixture is light and fluffy. Beat egg well and add to creamed mixture. Add applesauce, prunes, then the flour gradually. Add nuts last if you desire, beating well after each addition. Pour into a greased and floured 9x4x3 inch baking pan. Bake for about 50 minutes or until done. 


Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.5mg

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