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OLD FASHIONED PRUNE CAKE


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Serves 12 | Prep Time 30 | Cook Time 60

Ingredients

1 cup oil - 3 eggs - 1-1/2 cups sugar - 2 cups all purpose flour (sifted)
1 tsp. soda - 1 tsp. cinnamon - 1 tsp. nutmeg - 1 tsp. allspice
1 up buttermilk - 1 cup cooked prunes (seeded and cut in small pieces)
1 tsp vanilla - 1 cup chopped pecans - 1 tsp. salt


Grease and flour a 9 x 13 cake pan.


Pre heat oven to 325%


Sift together dry ingredients.


On medium speed of mixer beat together oil and sugar;


add eggs and beat till light and fluffy.


Add dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk.


Stir in nuts and prunes.


Pour into prepared pan and bake one hour.



Glaze:


1 cup sugar - 1/2 cup buttermilk - 1/2 stick butter -


1/2 tsp. soda - 1/2 tsp vanilla


Mix together in a 2 quart cooker.


Cook over low heat (do not stir) until soft ball stage.


Pour over warm cake.


(Soda will cause foaming, stir it down).


Pairs Well With


Notes

This is a recipe from a cook book I bought at a hospital guild in 1975. The Nuns were raising money to provide some things very much needed in the nursary.

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