The cake baked nicely and looked good after being taken out of the pan. I had problems with the glaze. It clumped up into a dry ball. I tried reheating it with no luck. I finally added cream to thin it down enough to get it to spread unto the cake. The glaze tasted OK but it didn't look very pretty to say the least. The butter I used was not completely room temperature and may have caused this problem.
I really didn't care for this cake. I thought that it had(gasp)too much chocolate and the bits of prunes gave it a weird texture. I did like it better after I served it with the whipped cream. It helped with the chocolate overload. I think I should have chopped the prunes into much smaller pieces. The botched glaze probably didn't help things either. The cake wasn't bad it just wasn't my favorite.