Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Prune Cake with Glace’ Icing


65 grams butter
½ caster sugar
1 cup high grade flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
A pinch of salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
½ cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup chopped pitted prunes (I use Sunsweet) tossed in a teaspoon of flour so the pieces do not stick together in lump.


½ cup icing sugar
1-2 tablespoons lukewarm water

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C

Grease and line 21x11 or similar cake tin. 
Sift flour with salt and baking powder.
Beat butter and sugar until creamy, add egg and vanilla. Add flour and milk alternately. It should begin with flour and end with flour. Make sure each addition is well blended in before adding another.

Fold in chopped dried prunes and transfer to the tin. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Rest to cool on wire rack.

Mix icing sugar with water in a bowl. Stir to manageable consistency and pour on completely cool cake. Rest to set.

Best served with afternoon coffee or tea on pretty china with a couple of girlfriends for a chinwag. Delicious!

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