Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

This was one of my mom's favorite cakes. My mom was a great cook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix ingredients all together.
  2. Pour into 13 x 9-inch greased pan.
  3. Bake at 350°F for approximately 40 - 45 minutes. Check very carefully. My mom didn't put down the time in the oven.
  4. While cake is cooking, put ingredients for topping in pan. Bring to a boil.
  5. While cake is still hot, pierce the top with a fork.
  6. Spoon topping over cake until it is absorbed.
Most Helpful

5 5

Wow! This is delicious! I love prunes, so was glad to find yet another great recipe to use them in. The buttermilk added a nice smooth taste to both the cake and the glaze. Will definitely make again. Thnx for sharing your recipe, Lynn. Made for the Voracious Vagabonds of ZWT 6.

5 5

Great cake ... super tasty and moist. It almost tastes like a pudding cake only better. It was easy to make. For the plums I used "Spiced Italian Plums (Prunes) in Port" that I have canned for two years now - only this year I canned them in rum. They have a bunch of spices in them so I didn't use allspice but did use the rest. I also halved the oil and used applesauce instead. I will try this with half whole wheat flour next time. Thanks for a great cake that DH adored!

5 5

Indeed, you're mom's a great cook, if this cake is any indication! VERY, VERY SATISFYING! I particularly liked the buttermilk glaze going on hot & being absorbed ~ Makes for a very moist cake, & mine was in the oven for probably a minute or so more than the 45! A definite keeper of a recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick-A-Chef]