Healthy Prune Cake

A healthy and delicious cake perfect to have with your afternoon tea or coffee.


Recipe courtesy Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana

Makes: 6-8Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 45-50 minutes


  • 20-25 California Prunes
  • 280g butter + for greasing
  • 5 eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • 170g refined flour (maida) + for dusting
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp milk


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a loaf tin with some butter and dust with some flour.
  2. Place the California Prunes in a blender, add 120mls water and blend to a fine puree.
  3. Cream the butter, using an electric beater, until pale and creamy. Break in eggs gradually and whisk. Add vanilla essence and whisk again.
  4. Sieve in together the flour, baking powder and salt, fold with spatula. Add milk and prune puree, mix well.
  5. Pour the batter in the greased tin and tap. Put the tray into the preheated oven and bake for 45-50 minutes. Remove from oven and demould.
  6. Cut into slices and serve.

Chef’s Tip: Replacing refined sugar with California Prunes in the recipe works as a great hack as prunes are naturally sweet and a healthier alternative.


Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana