Sunday, August 02, 2009

Aunt Cella's Prune Cake

Aunt Cella has perfected the art of baking a dense and delicious cake. She is known for her Jewish Apple Cakes, Oatmeal Cakes, and Prune Cakes. Here is the recipe for the Prune Cake that she baked for our afternoon tea ~

Aunt Cella's Prune Cake

3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
1 cup chopped cooked prunes
2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. soda
1 cup chopped nuts

Blend together eggs, sugar, and oil. Add cooked prunes. Set aside. In another bowl, mix dry ingredients. Add buttermilk to liquid ingredients and alternatively mix liquid and dry ingredients together. Fold in nuts.

Bake at 375 degrees F. for 30 minutes. Frost and garnish as desired.

Add 1 tsp. nutmeg to dry ingredients if desired (optional)

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