Let's just start off by saying that this cake is delicious....really delicious.
Charlotte came home from work yesterday and immediately went to the kitchen and cut herself a piece. After the first bite her eyes rolled back in her head (this happens periodically) and she said...and I quote "Dude...good." Then she took another bite and wrinkled her forehead and said.....and I quote "What's in here?"
Her, "What kind of fruit"
"Um...I'll tell you when your finished."
"hmmm...it's still pretty good"
Poor prunes....such a stinky reputation.
Before I made this I was reading the experiences the other TWD bakers were having and some said not to worry, that the prunes disappeared into the cake. I must not have chopped mine small enough, because I could definitely tell they were there. Not in a bad way. But definitely there.....in an extra sweet, moist bite kind of way.
Everything went really well until I went to move the cake from the cooling rack to my cake stand (just so I could take a pretty picture....the pressure is really high to get a pretty picture) and it broke in two and I dropped it. Look really close at the top picture and you can totally tell!
So I need to give the rest of the cake away so I don't eat it all but I think I'll keep the prune part a secret!
Thanks to Lyb at "and then I do the dishes" for picking this weeks recipe. Check out her site for the recipe.