Old Fashioned Prune Cake

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

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Servings:
12
Yield:
1 Bundt or tube pan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 ½ 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 ¼ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 cup prunes, pitted and chopped

  • 1 ½ cups chopped pecans

  • ¾ cup butter

  • ¾ cup buttermilk

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dark corn syrup

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

702 Calories
42g Fat
80g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 702
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g 53%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 438mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 80g 29%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 59g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 264mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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