Far Breton Aux Pruneaux

Far Breton is a traditional French dessert from Brittany. It is a simple and delicious cake made with prunes and sometimes raisins. It’s usually served with a dollop of cream or yogurt.

This recipe is for a classic Far Breton aux Pruneaux, but you can also add other ingredients like apples, pears, or nuts to the batter.


  • 1/2 cup (100 g) butter
  • 3/4 cup (150 g) sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (250 g) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (100 g) chopped prunes
  • 1/4 cup (50 ml) milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a 9-inch (23 cm) round cake pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Stir in the vanilla extract, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Gradually add the flour, mixing until just combined.
  6. Stir in the prunes and milk until evenly distributed.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

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