Chocolate Prune Cake

Looks can be deceiving! While this cake still contains some sugar, it’s much healthier then many other chocolate cakes! The secret ingredient to its moist texture is prunes!!

Yep prunes! But I promise you it’s delicious. It is also low in fat!! Give it a try, I promise you will be pleasantly surprised.



2 cups Pitted Prunes
3/4 cup water
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup butter (softened)
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon almond extract
4 egg whites (1/4 cup if using cartoned egg whites)
1 cup flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt



Preheat oven to 350°F.

Chop prunes into small chunks

Bring prunes and water to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Mixture will become very thick.


Remove from heat to cool.

Beat together wet ingredients.. sugar, butter, milk, extract, egg whites and prunes in a stand mixer for 3 minutes on medium/high.


Sift together dry ingredients and then slowly beat into wet ingredients. Once incorporated together beat mixture for a few minutes on high.

Spray a cake pan with nonstick cooking spray then coat with 2 tablespoons sugar, shaking out excess.



Place batter into prepared cake pan and bake for 40-45 minutes until toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.


I like to serve this cake with a raspberry sauce, a dusting of powdered sugar and a touch of chocolate sauce!! So yummy!


4 thoughts on “Chocolate Prune Cake

  1. Love this cake! Had it every now and then when I was younger as it is a famous dessert in the town I went to school in. Yours looks so good! Never tried making it, so I’m saving this recipe.

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