I’m not sure how it happened, but somehow I ended up with several bags of prunes. Have you ever offered a prune to a teenager? I mean come on, these aren’t Craisins. Prunes have a bad rap, which is why I prefer to call them dried plums.
That is what they are after all. Dried plums. Of course, we don’t call raisins dried grapes, but raisins haven’t had the misfortune, like prunes, of being labeled for the geriatric crowd, if you know what I mean. It probably didn’t help that every time their grandpa visited he made sure to request a bottle of prune juice for his visit.
I digress. So I have all these dried plums, or prunes, whatever tickles your fancy, and needed to make something they could “hide” in, you know, so no one was the wiser.
I found it… But I changed it. See Ree Drummond, AKA The Pioneer Woman, has a recipe called Grandma Iny’s Prune Cake. I made it, and it’s quite good. See it above?
Everyone ate it… ALL of it, even though they did say they wish there was less spice.
That got me thinking. Chocolate. It needed chocolate. But I really liked the caramel glaze on top, so I gave that some chocolate too. While the prune cake was quite good in its own right, we all preferred the chocolate version I made. So whenever I need to use up some prunes, this is the cake I will be making!