Go Back
Spiced Prune Traybake, made with tinned prunes! Fab Food 4 All #prunes #cake #traybake
4.95 from 17 votes

Spiced Prune Traybake

Spiced Prune Traybake uses tinned prunes for a moist and delicious cake which is mildly spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice plus a dash of vanilla and topped with an icing drizzle.

Course Snack, teatime
Cuisine British
Keyword easy, tinned prunes, traybake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Author Camilla Hawkins


  • 50 mls vegetable oil
  • 200 g unsalted butter melted (plus extra for greasing the tin)
  • 250 g caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 235 g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 tinned prunes stoned and halved,
  • 150 g icing sugar
  • 5 tsp water


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Add the oil and butter to a small pan and heat gently for about a minute until the butter has melted, then remove from the heat.
  3. Meanwhile prepare a 22cm x 22cm tray bake tin by greasing with a little butter and lining with baking parchment.
  4. Sieve the self-raising flour into a large bowl and mix in the oil and melted butter mixture, caster sugar, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and vanilla extract all together until a smooth batter is formed.
  5. Place the prune halves in 3 rows on top of the sponge (you’ll have an odd half left).
  6. Place on the middle shelf of oven and bake for 35 minutes or until golden on the top and a skewer comes out of the centre of the tray bake clean.
  7. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  8. Once the cake has cooled, mix together the sieved icing sugar and water and drizzle over the cake.
  9. Leave to set and slice into squares to serve.