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Fruit & Prune Lumberjack Cake

This version of a lumberjack cake is made with rich prunes, sliced apples, and honey. One of the heartiest cake recipes on the planet!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple cake, cupcake recipe, lumberjack cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 341kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Next, cut the prunes into small pieces and place them in a small bowl. Pour hot, boiling water on top of the prunes, add in the baking soda, and allow them to soak for at least 10 minutes.
    Prunes, water and baking soda in a dish
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Set aside.
    Dry ingredients in a bowl
  • In a large bowl, beat the honey, egg, vanilla extract, and coconut oil together.
    Whisked egg with honey and oil in a bowl
  • Slowly, beat the prune mixture into the egg mixture.
    Prune mixture added to the bowl
  • Working in small portions and using a spatula, add the flour mixture into the wet mixture until well-combined.
    dry ingredients added to the bowl
  • Fold the peeled and chopped apples into the mixture.
    Lumberjack Cake batter in a bowl with apples
  • Grease a 7-inch round baking dish and pour the batter into it. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Allow the cake to cool at room temperature. Slice and enjoy!
    Lumberjack Cake batter in a baking pan


Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 279mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 212IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg