Chocolate and Prune Cake - Rethink Central

Chocolate and Prune Cake

by | Nov 29, 2013 | Cake

“Quick, easy, delicious – what more could you ask for from a cake?”
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This is one of those delicious, yet healthy cakes that you will keep you coming back for more.

Even better it’s not got any added sugar – all of the sweetness comes from the prunes. They mix up with the dark chocolate just perfectly.

If you’ve not got much time, this is one of the quickest cakes you can prepare; as long as you melt the chocolate in the microwave, it should only take you a few minutes to mix and then about 30 minutes in the oven.

Quick, easy, delicious – what more could you ask for from a cake?



Recipe makes 1 cake

300 g (11 oz) Dark (bittersweet) chocolate
150 g (5 oz) Butter
200 g (7 oz) Prunes, pitted and quartered
3 med Eggs, beaten
150 g (5 oz) Plain flour
2 tsp Baking powder
120 ml (4 fl oz) Low-fat milk

To prepare

Preheat your oven to 180ºC (350ºF, Gas mark 4). Grease and line a deep 20 cm (8″) round cake tin.

Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of hot water (or in the microwave, if you’re in a hustle). Add the butter and prunes into the bowl of a food processor and mix until light and fluffy. Then, scrape this mix into a bowl. Fold in the chocolate, eggs, flour, baking powder. Then, beat in the milk.

Spoon this into your cake tin and bake for 20-30 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool on a wire rack before slicing.

Really good bit

Use gram flour or chickpea flour if you want something a little healthier than plain flour. You can also add in dried apricots instead of prunes. And soya milk works just as well as low-fat milk. All this means that you can make this cake extra healthy.

And this cake freezes well too. We recommend that you cut it into individual slices before you wrap it and freeze it – that way you can just grab what you can cover in one sitting.


From the notebook of Katie Schenk

Once you’ve fallen in love with this cake, try some of these favourites. These are selected from our current and forthcoming cake books:

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And do please share your own favourite recipes below… we’d love to hear from you.

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