Last week's oats and prune bread, was delicious. I enjoyed thick slices for breakfast toasted and spread with butter. I would think that most folks place prunes in the quick breads category. Yet prunes are elegant too, now wait, yes they are. Look at what we are making today.......
Chocolate Prune Cardamom Cake
adapted from: Kitchenography
3/4 c water
1/4 c sherry
3/4 c prunes
Heat water and sherry to almost boiling, add prunes, cover with a lid, turn off heat.
Leave on stove burner to steep, until lukewarm. When steeping is complete, drain well. (Reserve liquid for another use if desired*) and chop prunes into 1/2 inch dice. Reserve.
1 c flour
2 T dry baking cocoa - plus additional cocoa to dust the baking pan
1/2 t cardamom
1/2 t salt
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t baking powder
1/2 c oil
1 t vanilla
3/4 c sugar
In a medium size bowl, combine the dry ingredients and whisk together to combine. In a large bowl, combine the wet ingredients, whisk to beat well, the mixture will fall in a ribbon from the whisk. Add the dry ingredients to the egg and sugar mixture, along with 1/2 of the soured milk. Combine well, add remaining milk, whisking to combine. Beat well for 1 - 2 minutes. Batter will look glossy and fall in a ribbon from the whisk. Fold in the steeped prunes.
Prepare an 8-inch spring form pan, and dust with additional cocoa.
Bake 30 minutes or until tests done in your oven. Let cool in the pan 15 minutes. Run a spatula or thin knife around edge of cake to make sure it is free from the pan. Leave in the spring form pan to cool completely.
Carefully run a spatula around the edge of the cooled cake, this will help when you are ready to remove the ring, after glazing.
2 T butter
1/2 c chopped semi-sweet chocolate (real chocolate chips work great)
1/2 c powder sugar
Run a thin knife around the edge of the glaze to separate from the pan. Set spring form pan on serving plate, carefully remove outer ring from around the cake.
Perfect as is, or serve with a whipped cream crown or vanilla ice cream.
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