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Prune Walnut Cake


I made a soft Prune Walnut Cake for everyone at home on National Day. But first of all I would like to thank BeeBee from Honey Bee Sweets for sending me her homemade vanilla extract one month ago.  I must say this homemade vanilla extract smells so good and it tastes great with just one teaspoon added in my cake. BeeBee told me that it is best to age up the vanilla extract to at least 6 months or more. The one I've here is already more than 9 months old! wonder the vanilla extract is so fragrant!! My family really enjoyed this cake very much and it even tastes better the next day. 
Dear readers, please visit Honey Bee Sweets, you will not regret to find BeeBee has many delicious recipes to share :)

Besides the homemade vanilla extract, BeeBee also sent me agar agar powder that she bought from Malaysia and pretty muffin liners from US ~ Thank you very much again BeeBee, it's great to know you through blogging.  :)

Here is the recipe for Prune Walnut Cake
125g Soft butter
150g Sugar
2 large Eggs
220g Plain flour
3/4 tsp Baking powder
120ml Sour cream or plain yoghurt
80ml Fresh milk
1 tsp Vanilla extract
2 tsp Lemon juice

Prune Walnut filling
25g Brown sugar
1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder
70g Prune - cut into small pieces
45g Walnut - chop to pieces

Mix the filling together and set aside.

  • Cream butter and sugar till light at medium speed, add sour cream, lemon juice and vanilla extract and mix well
  • Add eggs one at a time and beat well until incorporated. Lower speed and add flour and milk alternately, ending with flour.
  • Pour half of the batter into a 8 inches lined cake tin, sprinkle prune walnut filling evenly on top and gently add the remaining batter over it. Using a palette knife to level the batter.
  • Bake at preheated oven at 170C for about 40 minutes or skewer comes out clean.
  • Leave cake in tin to cool.  


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  1. Ann - another beautiful cake. The muffin liners look cute.

  2. i the first one to view your prune cake...can see the cake is soft and moist
    homemade vanilla extract...this is very new to me, many question marks on how to make it? haha, going to find out...

  3. What a great gift.Vanilla extract? I'm making it too, mine 2 weeks old, the cake looks delicious, wah, with the cinnamon powder.....great :)

  4. Very delicious cake, yum yum. Homemade vanilla extract is the best, I use rum and volka to soak my vanilla bean and let it age for 3 to 6 months.

  5. I like everything with cinnamon sugar while my kids love prunes and berries, such a great recipe you shared!^^

  6. Ann, I lOve the addition of prunes sandwich between the sponge and with the sparks of fragrance from beebee home-made VE, this cake must be very nice!

  7. What a simply elegant cake! I love the short list of ingredients and it looks so perfect and clean!

  8. lovely cake and I bet the vanilla made it special :0)

  9. i like to use homemade vanilla extract too, so fragrant, Bee Bee is so sweet to send you some. This cake sound so good.

  10. I use homemade vanilla extract too, but mine's not old enough to be used yet! And the cake liners look so beautiful! The agar powder is the same brand my mom uses too :D

  11. 很特别的蛋糕,咬下去,满满内馅哦。。。赞!!

  12. wow.. I must try this. I can find prunes easily here.. thx for sharing this. your cake looks scrumptious! ^,^

  13. 蛋糕有核桃的香,加上 prune的酸甜,还有 Bee 的浓郁香草香精。。。我的口水流不停了。。。。

  14. How nice to have such a lovely gift. Homemade is the best.

  15. That looks lovely. Perfect for teatime :)

  16. This look simple yet a delicious cake. It would be great to have this for an afternoon tea:)

  17. prune to me is quite a unique flavour in cakes, i''ve tasted prune cheesecake sometime ago and i quite liked it. This must be good too!

  18. haha...prune again.I like, I like....

  19. @Sherleen.T
    Sherleen, 呵呵。。。还是慢了一步。不要紧lor..假如我做香精的话,一定会和你分享 ^_^

  20. Yes Chris, this cake is very fragrant and yummy. Have a try, you'll love it!

    Cindy ~ I'm not sure how to make vanilla essence by myself. Can teach me? ;D

    Amelia ~ Bee also told me the best to use volka. I'm sure yours is definitely very good with rum in it too :)

    Alice ~ Thanks! I love cinnamon sugar too especially with apples.

    Hi Jo, have a try on this cake. It is very delicious to me :)

    Thank you Rachel, Wenn & Rebecca :)

  21. WOW Sonia! you made the vanilla extract too? Can you pass me your recipes :))

    Thank you Raquel! Wish you have a wonderful weekend with your family :)

    Janine ~ Seems like many bloggers know how to make vanilla extra :))
    Bee told me that the agar agar powder is very good, can't wait to see your post :)

    小鲸,Joelyn Esther, 这蛋糕口感,真的很不错哦!

    My Home in Dairy ~Thank very much :)

    Thanks Christine and Shaz for your lovely comments.

    Happy Flour ~hehee..why don't you you bring the coffee over and I share the cake with you :)

    Lena ~ you should know by now that I love prune very much, right?

    Cherry Potato ~ same here :))

  22. The prune cake looks so deliciously light and golden brown.

  23. You're so lucky to have a friend like BeeBee. Homemade vanilla is always the best.Love those cupcake liners.
    The cake sounds great, love the crunchy walnuts.
    Thanks for sharing Ann.

  24. So nice of Bee Bee to send you some homemade vanilla. Your cake with the prune walnut filling looks scrumptious! You always make me wish I am your neighbor with your gorgeous baking creations :)

  25. bien gourmand et délicieux
    bonne soirée

  26. Addition of prunes just sweeten up the cake so nicely! Reminded me of prune kueh lapis...kekekke

  27. Lovely cake! These would be great with a cup of tea! Fabulous gifts! I'm waiting for my own homemade vanilla extract to mature! :)

  28. Ann, first I thought you made Japanese Dorayaki (red bean inside) but this has prune and walnut in it! That's something new to me and I'd love to have a piece... what a fluffy texture of the cake! I hope you had a nice national holiday with family with this lovely cake. :-)

  29. What a lovely cake! I love the sandwiched layer of fabulous! It is always nice to receive gifts right?:D

  30. Hi Anncoo, can i ask where do you get your pastry mat? I am looking for one. Can get in Singapore?


  31. Lovely cake! I like the zig zag pattern of the filling in the middle and prune and walnut combo is very original, Ann!

  32. I must try this,your cake looks scrumptious.

  33. This looks fantastic. Would love to have a piece with a cuppa!

  34. 如果不放Cinnamon powder可以吗?我家不是很接受那个味道。

  35. My gosh....looks too tempting! I should have come to visit only after dinner...wrong timing! Would love a BIG piece :D

  36. The cake looks so perfect in texture Ann. I wish I could try one of your desserts in person! I love making my own vanilla extract, it makes such nice gifts too! So sweet of her to send you all these goodies!

  37. @shan
    Shan ~ 当然可以。。。用可可粉代替也不错。

  38. Annco look absolutely nice! gloria

  39. This cake looks wonderful, 'll give you a +1!!!!


  40. I need to get back into baking... and you know what they say about prunes ;)

  41. Looks absolutely amazing and special, I think I'll invite you to Chile and help me make all your lovely recipes, I'd be happy, affectionate hugs ..

  42. Can you please tell the brand of the agar agar?



  43. @Anonymous
    Hi Reen, Is Pear Mermaid. Bee told me she got it in KL.

  44. U r such a super baker.. since i found your blog and sonia's b;og make my baking life more colourful. This prune walnut cake i love it so much and so yummy,, excellent and well done. Do you have steam prune or bake prune cake recipes? Can share?

  45. @Sam
    Hi Sam, Thank you :) Have you tried recipe already?
    I love prune and you can type
    prune cheese cake, prune cupcakes in the custom search window at the sidebar to find the recipes.