Prune Cobbler is: 

  • a. Intriguing
  • b. A Delicious Dessert
  • c. Something I would feed my dog
  • d. A  dish Adele Wayne made her chipmunk Dwayne Wayne

If you answered D, congratulations! You are now in the I Know My “A Different World” Facts Cool People Club. If you chose A or B, way to go for having an open mind. If you chose C, I can’t say that I blame you. Prune cobbler doesn’t sound like the most appetizing dessert and I actually happen to like prunes!

Not a fan of prunes, but love plums? Give them another try, they’re quite good. Still not convinced? Make this Plum Breakfast Cake using Italian Prune Plums. This oval-shaped variety of the tree-ripe fruit gives the perfect amount of sweetness to this comforting morning confection. However, any variety of plum will work well. The choice is yours. It may be a different world, but hey, it’s still your cake.

sliced plums on cutting board

Plum Breakfast Cake
A plum cake well-suited for the morning hours.
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For the cake
  1. 1 cup all purpose flour
  2. 1 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or white whole wheat flour)
  3. 1/2 tsp salt
  4. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  5. 3 eggs
  6. 1 cup sugar
  7. 1/4 cup olive oil
  8. 3/4 cup apple sauce
  9. 3/4 cup milk
  10. 3-4 Italian prune plums (Any variety of plums will work)
For the egg wash
  1. 1 egg
  2. 1 teaspoon orange juice
  3. 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
For the cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 10-inch springform pan.
  2. Halve and pit the plums. Then cut each half into eighths.
  3. Sift together the all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, salt, and baking powder in a medium sized bowl.
  4. In a separate, larger mixing bowl, beat the eggs with a wire whisk.
  5. Add the sugar, olive oil, applesauce, and orange zest to the eggs and mix well using an electric hand mixer.
  6. Add one-third of the flour mixture and 1/4 cup of the milk to the egg-olive oil mixture. Use a wooden spoon to stir lightly. Repeat this step twice, until all of the flour and all of the milk has been added. With the electric mixer set to medium speed, mix just until well-combined.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  8. Arrange sliced plums on top of the batter in a concentric pattern.
  9. Bake for about 45 minutes.
  10. Remove cake from oven and use a pastry brush to add the egg wash to the top of the cake.
  11. Return to the oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes more.
  12. Release springform and let cake cool. Best served when lightly warm.
  1. Cake will keep for about three days at room temperature, longer if stored in the refrigerator.
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