This is a very moist and rich cake. A little troublesome, but well worth it!

Old Fashioned Prune Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup prunes, pitted and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
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  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dark corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

    1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour Bundt or tube pan.

    2 In a medium bowl, mix together flour, soda, salt, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.

    3 In a large bowl, combine oil, eggs and 1 1/2 cup sugar. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed.

    4 Add flour mixture, alternating with 1 cup buttermilk, starting and ending with dry ingredients. beat well after each addition. Stir in prunes, pecans and 1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla.

    5 Pour into greased and floured bundt or tube pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center.

    6 Make large, deep holes in hot cake and pour topping in holes and on top of cake a little at a time, giving it time to soak in.

    7 For the topping: In saucepan, over medium heat, cook butter, 3/4 cup buttermilk, corn syrup and 1 1/2 cup sugar until sugar and butter melt. Remove from heat and add 2 teaspoons vanilla and stir.


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