I promised you the best cake in the world, and here it is!
My mom, and now me, have been making this for years and years - I think the recipe originally came from my dad's mother.
It's delicious, and not nearly as unhealthy as it tastes!
Here's how you make it:
- 2 c. flour
- 1 c. cocoa
- 2 c. sugar
- 2 t. baking soda
- 1 t. baking powder
- ¼ t. salt
- 2 jars (4.5 oz each)baby food prunes, or pitted prunes pureed with water
- 2 t. vanilla
- 2 egg whites
- 1 c. skim milk
- 1 c. hot coffee
Sift together flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add prunes, vanilla, eggs and milk, stirring just until blended. Add coffee. Bake in 2 9-in. pans at 350 for 30-35 min.
Weird about the prunes, huh? They and the coffee make the cake super moist and delicious, and it tastes NOTHING like fruit of any kind - I promise!
We make this with the fluffy white frosting recipe in the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook - sometimes called 7-minute frosting. Use whatever kind you like, though, and enjoy!
Once you make this once you'll make it ALL THE TIME. Promise!
That looks delicious! What an interesting idea, prunes. 🙂
the frosting looks so light and fluffy...cloud-like. 😉
you had me at cloud...I look forward to making this!