Homemade Prune Cake

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Vanessa Thompson

By
@renee41124

This was a recipe my Mother gave me years ago--this can be doubled and even tripled (you may need it). My mother love this cake and it's a favorite of all my family!!

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★★★★★ 1 vote

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Serves:
(9x13) 12-15
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
40 Min

Ingredients

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  • 1 c
    prunes, pitted
  • 1/4 c
    water, warm
  • 1 c
    sugar or sugar substitute
  • 3 large
    eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 c
    applesauce, unsweetened (or canola oil -see note)
  • 1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    nutmeg--1/2 if using fresh
  • 1 tsp
    allspice, ground
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon, ground--1/2 if using fresh
  • 1 c
    buttermilk--see note
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • ICING--TO BE PREPARED ABOUT 5 MINUTES BEFORE CAKE IS DONE

  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp
    white corn syrup
  • 1/4 c
    butter---not margarine
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Homemade Prune Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl , mix together applesauce (or Oil - IF you use oil it does make it a bit flatter and more dull taste ), sugar and eggs. Mix well--almost cream ,and set aside.
  3. Using a food processor-- mix pitted prunes ad 1/4 cup water and puree' until smooth! NOT too much--you just want to see tiny-tiny bits of prune
  4. In a separate bowl SIFT together ALL dry ingredients..slowly add to wet ingredients from first bowl and mix well as you go.When well mixed add..Buttermilk--(IF you do not have any-make it..add 1 tablespoon of viniger to a 1 cup measuring cup and fill to top with milk--let set 3-5 minutes) then add vanills and prunes--mix well but do not over mix o prunes will settle in he bottom while baking..
  5. Pour into a BUTTERED (9 X 13) baking dish and bake for 35-40 minutes--it will stick to a toothpick when inserted into middle--so it will not work to check this way..just do not bke more than 45 minutes tops-ori will burn.
  6. 5 minutes before cake is done start you icing.
  7. combine all icing ingredients in a large cooker ( it tends to boil over) and LIGHTLY mix together. Turn on medium to medium-low heat and boil WITHOUT stirring--boil for 5 to 7 minutes.. It should have a carmel color BUT , not sticky. Remove cake frm ovenndpour icing ovr immediantly and let stand for 3 to 5 minutes befor serving..can be served warm or cold. ENJOY !!!!

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About Homemade Prune Cake

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast, Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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