No laughing!....my contribution to the memorial day party this year was a prune cake....seriously good eats. it was luxuriantly moist and most flavorful....spices were allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla..i put in a dash or two of 5 spice powder and some triple sec for good measure, some toasted walnut pieces and i used buttermilk. Hot out of the oven i pulled the sides away from the springform springform pan and poured a buttermilk vanilla glaze (twisted caramel really)over it and let it sit overnight. I didn't have any cream to whip and serve alongside so just went with it as is, but i think a ginger cognac whipped cream would put it over the moon....next time.
Oooooh my kind of dessert!! A light salad and that dessert = a whole meal!! Cognac whipped cream sounds fabulous too although I'm sure with the buttermilk vanilla glaze worked great as well. In fact give me the dessert without cream - maybe a little glass of good aged port wine, and I'm set - no need for the light salad after all!!