If I didn't trust Pioneer Woman's recipes as much as I do, I never would have given this recipe a second glance. But since she selected it for her first cookbook and describes it is one of her top five favorite recipes of all time, I decided to give it a try. Furthermore, the recipe belonged to her great-grandmother, and we all know that grandmother recipes are the best. This cake definitely has that "old-fashioned" flavor. . .maybe it's the prunes and spices. . .or maybe it's the delectable buttermilk caramel icing that soaks into the cake, but the end result is "wonderful gooeyness." You can read Pioneer Woman's recipe here.