Bourbon Prune Cake

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • one hour and 15 minutes
  • 6 servings

The sweet-tart prunes sautéed in Bourbon and the orange zest give this cake that special pop that makes you want more. Sweeten it with brown sugar, flavor it with vanilla and then prepare yourself to be asked for seconds.

Ingredients Needed for Bourbon Prune Cake

    8 ounces of prunes, pitted
    ½ cup bourbon
    2 tablespoons of butter
    2 cups of brown sugar
    2 eggs
    1 teaspoon orange zest
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    ½ cup milk
    ¾ cup flour

How to Make Bourbon Prune Cake

  1. Add the prunes and Bourbon to a skillet over low heat. Stir. Cook until it starts to sizzle.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of butter. Cook and stir until it melts.
  3. Add 1 cup of brown sugar. Cook and occasionally stir for 10 minutes. Set aside.
  4. Add the remaining brown sugar and butter to a bowl. Mix until even using a hand mixer.
  5. Add the eggs, orange zest, baking powder, and vanilla extract. Season with salt and mix more until even.
  6. Keep mixing while gradually adding the milk, then the flour. Mix until even.
  7. Line a 7 x 2½ inch Springform pan with parchment paper. Add the cooked prunes, then the cake base mixture. Bake for 45 minutes at 350⁰F/175⁰C.

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