California Prunes and Peanut Butter Traybake

Makes: 12 slicesPrep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 15-20 minutes


  • 125g California Prunes
  • 125g butter
  • 150g dark brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 125g peanut butter
  • 250g plain flour
  • 30ml espresso
  • 12 whole California Prunes


  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C
  2. In a food processor, blend the California Prunes and butter together until you create a ‘prune butter’.
  3. Put the prune butter into a bowl and mix in the dark brown sugar until smooth and fluffy.
  4. Add and mix in one egg at a time and then mix in the peanut butter.
  5. Sieve and fold in the flour and add a splash of espresso to loosen the mixture.
  6. Pour the mixture into a lined baking tray and place the whole prunes in rows to create the portions.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or util golden and skewer comes out clean from the centre of the cake.

Serving Suggestion: Cut into squares and serve warm with California Prune Ripple Ice Cream (


Peter Sidwell

Peter Sidwell

California Prune Board Ambassador Peter Sidwell, is a chef, baker, TV presenter, author, and innovator of all things food related. Peter has been a chef all his working life and over the years has developed a simple, fresh and innovative way of cooking which focuses on the importance of fine ingredients and technical know-how to ensure the best results. Peter has travelled the world cooking, talking and demonstrating his approach and explaining how and why it works so well for all manner of food offerings. Peter works both with chefs, consumers, food producers and retailers to innovate, create process or refine procurement. Working from his new innovation centre in England's beautiful Lake District, Peter and his team create exciting, attractive and mouth-watering new recipes with digital content, showcasing the delicious flavour and versatility of California Prunes.