Prune and Muscovado Cake with an Orange Glaze

This wonderful cake is delightful treat, that you can truly enjoy as it is reduced in fat! Make sure to indulge in the citrusy orange glaze , which will only amplify the flavours.

Makes: 8Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 25 - 30 minutes


  • 125g California Prunes chopped
  • 125g Low fat margarine
  • 100g Muscovado sugar
  • 100g Caster sugar
  • 4 Medium eggs
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extra
  • 250g Self raising flour
  • For the glaze
  • 50ml Orange juice freshly squeezed
  • 100g Icing sugar


1. Blend the chopped California Prunes with the margarine in a mixer until the fruit has blended into the fat.
2. Add both sugars and continue to mix until light and fluffy.
3. Add the vanilla and then crack the eggs in one at a time until fully incorporated.
4. Finally, fold in the flour gently until fully mixed.
5. Pour the cake into a nonstick bunt tin and bake in a pre-heated oven 170°C for 25-30 minutes or until fully baked.
6. When the cake is ready remove from the oven.
7. Leave for 10 minutes before removing from the tin, as the cake will retract a little after 10 minutes and this makes it easier to remove.
8. Place the cake onto a cooking rack.
9. Mix the orange juice and icing sugar into a glaze and pour over the cake.


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.