Prune Mocha Cake

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This is a very moist cake with a unique flavor.

Prune Mocha Cake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup prunes, cooked and chopped
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons strong brewed coffee

Instructions

1 In a large bowl, cream the white sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Beat the eggs, and add to the sugar mixture. Add the prunes.

2 In another bowl, sift the flour, soda, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Add these dry ingredients alternately with the buttermilk to the sugar mixture.

3 Pour the batter into 2 greased and floured 9 inch layer pans. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 30 minutes. Cool.

4 To Make the Mocha Icing: Begin by creaming the butter. Blend in the egg yolk. Sift the confectioners’ sugar, cocoa, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon together. Add this sugar mixture alternately with the hot coffee to the creamed butter. Frost the cooled cake.