Mother's Seven-Day Prune Cake
2 C cooked prunes - pitted (if not using electric mixer, chopped)
1-1/2 C granulated sugar
3/4 C shortening
3 eggs, beaten
2-3/4 C sifted flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp mace
1 tsp cinnamon
1-1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 C boiling coffee
Cream sugar and shortening.
Add beaten eggs, then prunes.
Add flour sifted with salt, spices and 1/2 tsp baking soda.
Dissolve remaining 1 tsp of soda in boiling coffee.
Add coffee-soda mixture to batter.
Pour batter into three 9” layer pans.
Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes (if made in large loaf pan, bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes).
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Photo of Zelma Levin, age 14.
This cake needs no frosting; a dusting of powdered sugar is sufficient.
When dissolving baking soda in coffee: use larger than 1-cup measure to dissolve it in, because the baking soda foams up.
It's called a 7-day cake because it will keep for 7 days.