Delicious, Mouthwatering … heavenly Chocolate Prunes cake. Thank you almighty for giving Prunes to us. This Chocolate Prunes Cake is moist, dark, great texture, healthy, low fat and most important egg less. You read right it is an egg less Chocolate Prunes cake. This is my first attempt to make prunes cake. I am happy baking this Chocolate Prunes Cake. As Prunes give amazing flavor and dampness to the cake. Do try this Chocolate Prunes Cake! it is a must try. I have adapted this recipe from no one ….
However most of the Prunes cake recipe are made with eggs. I have not used eggs and replaced with flax seeds and yogurt. But without eggs too this cake is soft and rises well. You could try with eggs or mine! the changed version…………..For more egg less cakes click here!
Prunes are full of anti oxidants, minerals, vitamins and fiber. Prunes are also known to build immunity and maintain harmony in our body. Prunes are known as Aloo bukhara in India. However Californian Prunes are more sweeter in taste unlike Indian Prunes. Do include Prunes in your diet daily for a kiss of good health. However I wanted to make a different cake for my moms birthday hence made chocolate prunes cake. Not only that I made for my lovely mom a delicious chocolate mousse. She loved both of them!
I have used Californian prunes Delmonte Brand. They are pitted damp prunes and great to taste. You could use fresh prunes but remove their seeds. I have boiled prunes with water. Once they are soft have blend them in the processor until smooth.
My cake is always with some dry fruits. Rarely I bake cakes without dry fruits. Dry fruits are a must in my cake. Be it Walnut, Almonds, Pistachios, Cashews Or figs. I love to use them in my puddings, cakes, ice creams. Dry fruits enhances the taste at the same time increases the value of food.
Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
Serves: 5 to 6 People
- 10 Pitted Prunes
- 1 cup + 3 tbsp Wheat Flour
- 1 tbsp Corn Flour
- 1 t/s Salt
- 2 t/s Baking Powder
- 2 tbsp Flax seed + 6 tbsp Water
- 3 tbsp Yogurt
- 4 tbsp Butter
- 1/2 cup Milk
- 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar Or Icing Sugar (Or as sweetness required)
- 3 tbsp Condensed Milk
- 4 tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 5 tbsp Water
- 1tbsp Vanilla Extract or Vanilla Essence
- 1/2 cup Walnuts or Dry fruits (Optional)
Take a baking pan of any shape you desire. Grease generously on all sides with butter also dust some flour on it. Preheat the oven at 180°C.
Now take flax seed. Grind into a processor until fine powder. Mix 6 tbsp water to it and keep this aside.
Take a heavy bottomed saucepan. Add water and pitted prunes to it.
Keep it on low flame covered for about 5 mins. Check the prunes once soft. Combine prunes with water into a processor. Grind until smooth puree is formed.
Now combine all dry ingredients into another bowl. Sift wheat flour, corn flour, salt, baking powder and Cocoa Powder.
Beat Butter and sugar until they combine well. Add flax seed paste to it. Again beat on low speed. Add condensed milk, yogurt, milk, prunes puree. Now again beat well with the beater on low speed until everything combines well. If using eggs beat separately until fluffy. Than combine with butter-sugar mixture.
Now mix dry ingredients with wet ingredients into batches of three. Fold the batter with spatula. Add dry fruits and vanilla extract. Once all combine well.
Pour the batter into the greased dish. Bake at 180°C for about 4o mins Or once the skewer come almost clean. You may have to keep for a longer or shorter time depending on your ovens temperature.
Let this cake rest in the mold for about 15 mins. Now gently pat the cake.
Decorate with few almonds.
Serve hot or cold.
Garnish your Chocolate Prunes Cake with frosting of your choice. It tastes great without frosting too!
Or you could just top with shavings of chocolates.
- Don’t over mix and over bake this cake.
- Use prunes of good quality.
Happy Pruning 🙂
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