the flavor was delicious and the cake was moist and easy to make. the only problem we had with the cake was that it did not rise at all and the end results were more like a brownie, not like a cake. I did not use cloves because DH hates the taste. I also think I will use 1/2 teaspoon of salt, not 1 teaspoon and a few more walnuts. We topped it with a buttermilk glaze and took it to DH's family reunion and it was well received.
Because of the write up and review I thought I would give this cake a try. I was helping a group of women paint and wanted a quick good cake to take along...I must say this cake filled the bill. It was a wonderful moist cake with spicey delicious flavors. I replaced the margarine with lard ( of which I rendered myself), and used pear sauce to replace the prune baby food. I too used heaping amounts of the spices. I didn't use a icing..just served it as is. Rave reviews and some requested the recipe..as all loved the flavor. I am definately making this one again, and again. Thanks so much for sharing!!!!
I love anything made with prunes but never made a prune cake. This is an excellent recipe ! I used 1/4 tsp each of nutmeg and cloves since I am always skeptical about the strong tastes of those two spices. I also lowered the salt to 1/4 tsp. It came out great ! Its a wonderfully moist cake. And it is excellent without any frosting, glaze or topping ( less calories too ! ) Great with coffee in the morning. Will definitely be keeping this recipe and it has already become a favorite in our family. Thank you for sharing !