Prune Coffee Cake

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By billy haze
from Philadelphia, PA

Great source of fiber and delicious !!

serves 1 Loaf
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c
    prunes, pitted
  • 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract or 2 tablespoons armagnec
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    shortening ,at room temperature
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 3
    eggs ,beaten
  • grated peel of 1/2 orange.
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How To Make

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325 degrees Grease and flour a 9 X 5-inch loaf pan.
  • 2
    In a small saucepan,combine prunes,1 cup of water, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat,cover,and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • 3
    Drain prunes; *RESERVE THE LIQUID *. Add water to prune liquid to make 1/2 cup,if necessary. Stir vanilla into prune liquid; set aside.
  • 4
    In a medium bowl,stir together flour,baking powder,baking soda,and salt. In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add 1 beaten egg at a time to the creamed mixture,beating well after each addition. Please read carefully_ Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture Alternating with prune mixture ,until both prune mixture and dry ingredients are combined with the creamed mixture.
  • 5
    Stir in prunes and orange peel. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 1 1/2 hours. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn out onto rack to cool completely.
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