Cooked prunes and prune juice make this cake sweet and very moist. The addition of walnuts and spices like nutmeg, cloves and allspice ensure that there is nothing 'pruned' from rich flavour or sweet treat yumminess!
This cake tastes great and really is so easy to put together but the directions says to bake in 30 minutes. It was a good thing I was looking out for the cake because it only took 20 minutes to bake. - 29 May 2000 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
A tasty, moist cake. I followed one reviewer's suggestion and boiled the prunes in prune juice, then strained them and added more juice to make up the 1 cup. My other changes to the recipe were: cutting the sugar by half (you won't miss it)and adding a few tablespoons of cocoa powder. I omitted the clove, nutmeg and allspice for this one. The chocolate prune combination turned out very yummy without being too rich or sweet. - 08 Mar 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was a really beautiful cake and was raved about by everyone who tasted it.I cooked it in a 10inch round tin and it took longer than specified (nearly double the time).It has great keeping qualities and stays beautifully moist. - 17 Oct 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)