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Old South Prune Cake

No recipe image available.This may be an old-South cake, but great taste never goes out of style. This is a very good cake, made richer, moister and more flavorful with the incorporation of prunes.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cooked mashed prunes
1 cup chopped nuts

The Sauce:
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon light corn syrup or honey
1/2 cup butter

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 13x9x2-inch pan. Set aside.
  2. Mix all ingredients and blend well. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until cake springs back when pressed in the center.
  3. Remove from oven. Pour sauce over top of hot cake immediately.
  4. For The Sauce: Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Cook until butter is melted. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Pour over cake as soon as it comes out of the oven.

Makes 12 servings.