Saturday, January 3, 2009

California Prune Cake 加州西梅蛋糕

i used this Sunsweet brand pitted prunes for my prune cake!
California Prune Cake recipe:
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Baking time: 40 minutes
  • 200g butter, chopped
  • 1 cup (250ml) fresh milk ( i used low faw milk)
  • 3/4 cup (150g) fine brown sugar
  • 1 cup (145g) coarsely chopped pitted prunes
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups (225g) self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup (75g) plain flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten lightly


  1. Position oven shelves, preheat oven to 180'c/350'F. Grease a 20cm cake pan
  2. Combine butter, milk, sugar and prunes in large saucepan. Using wooden spoon, stir over heat until butter melts. Bring to a boil; remove from heat, stir in soda. Stand 10 minutes.
  3. Quickly stir in flour and eggs. Spoon mixture into prepared greased cake pan.
  4. Bake cake in 180'c for 35-40 minutes. Turn cake onto wire rack to cool.

Some facts about Prunes:

  • A prune is any of various plum species.

  • One of the largest and best-known prune producers is Sunsweet Growers, headquartered in Yuba City, CA, who control more than 2/3 of the prune market worldwide. In the United States, an effort to rebrand "prunes" as "dried plums" began in 2000, to appeal to a younger market who associated prunes with elderly people.[1] However, only some varieties of plum are called prunes when fresh or dried; others have always been called "dried plums" when dried

  • Prune juice is made by softening prunes through steaming and then putting them through a pulper to create a watery puree. Prunes and their "juice" contain the natural laxative dihydrophenylisatin (related to isatin).[3] For fast results use heated prune juice. Prunes also contain dietary fiber (about 7%, or 0.07 g per gram of prune). Prunes and prune juice are thus common home remedies for constipation. Prunes also have a high antioxidant content. [1][2] In China, the popular summer drink suanmeitang, made with sour prunes, is sometimes thought to have positive effects on acidity in the body.


BIG SIS said...

Looks soft and juicy very delicious........... BIG SIS

Little Corner of Mine said...

So interesting! I never have prune cake before and first time hearing of this.