Granny's Prune Cake Recipe

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Granny's prune cake

Molly Stingley

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@MollyKay

This is old recipe handed down from Granny of course she didn't use food processor but my kids don't like the chunks so we use one. Besides no one seem to recognize that it was a prune cake that way.


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Serves:

10-20

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 lb
prunes, pitted and chopped
1 c
prune juice
1 c
butter
1 1/2 c
sugar
3 large
eggs
2 c
flour
1/4 tsp
clove, ground
3/4 tsp
allspice, ground
3/4 tsp
cinnamon, ground
1/2 tsp
freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 tsp
salt
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 c
buttermilk

BROWN SUGAR ICING

2 c
brown sugar
2/3 c
water
1/3 c
butter, cold
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat prune juice in microwave and pour over the chopped prunes to soften. Set aside
2
Preheat oven to 350*. Cream together butter and sugar well, then add eggs one at a time beating in between each one.
3
In a large bowl stir flour through baking powder together. set aside.
4
Dissolve soda in buttermilk . Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk mix to the creamed butter sugar mixture.
5
*Optional step, but it is the way we like it* Put prune mixture in food processor and coarse chop.
6
Stir prune mixture into the batter and pour into a 9x13 greased pan. bake for 45 minutes to an hour. Test center of cake. Ice with brown sugar icing.
7
Put brown sugar and water in pan and bring to soft ball (238*) on thermometer.
8
Set aside to cool to room temp. After cool add butter and vanilla extract. Beat till creamy. Ice cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy, Heirloom