How to make it

  • Combine milk, eggs, 1/2 c sugar, butter, vanilla and salt in blender jar. Blend 1 minute. Add flour and pulse just until blended,scraping down sides of jar. Cover and chll in jar at least 3 hours and up to 1 day.
  • Combine prunes, 1/2 c water, and raisins in small saucepan.
  • Cook over medium heat until fruit is softened and water is almost evaporated, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Turn off heat. Pour brandy over fruit. Using long match, ignite brandy. Let flames burn off, shaking pan occasionally. Transfer fruit to small bow. Cool completely. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and let stand at room temperature.)
  • Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 375
  • Butter 8" diameter cake pan with 2" high sides. Line bottom with parchment or waxed paper. Butter paper. Dust pan with flour, shaking out excess; place on baking sheet.
  • Reblend batter until smooth, about 5 seconds.
  • Pour into prepared cake pan, Drop prunes and raisins into batter, distributing evenly. Bake cake on baking sheet untl sides are puffed and brown and knife inserted into center comes out clean, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Place piece of parchment or wax paper on flat plate.
  • Sift powdered sugar onto paper. Run knife around cake in pan to loosen. Invert pan onto paper, releasing cake. Remove pan; peel off paper. Place serving plate over cake and invert. Dust top of cake with additional powdered sugar.
  • Other dried fruits may be substituted for the prunes and raisins as can the alcohol used.
  • Recipe and photo taken from Bon Appetit

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  • mintymommybee 9 years ago
    simply omg! I am loving these recipes!
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    chacha ate it and said...
    This recipe looks positively delicious. Thank you for sharing with all of us.
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  • juliecake 10 years ago
    rdh14, you can use nearly any dried fruit. Not sure how it would turn out with fresh, I think it would spoil it. Dried pears, apricots, cherries, figs etc. would work beautifully!
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    chihuahua ate it and said...
    Very nice. The kind of meal you eat with a stiff pinky! It sounds great.
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  • rdh14 10 years ago
    OK, it looks good, but I am NOT a PRUNE/PLUM Raisin kind of gal. What else can I use? Berries?
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  • theresal 10 years ago
    What a way to start your morning.... nice post. thanks!
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    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    That sound and looks, fantastic!
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  • crabhappychick 10 years ago
    Ooooo, this sounds good. LOVE prunes...oops, they call them dried plums now. LOL! It's still a prune!
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