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This recipe for SUE WOOD'S PRUNE CAKE, by Edna Owen, is from Edna's Clippings,
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1 c oil 2 c flour 1 1/2 c sugar 1 c buttermilk 1 tsp soda 3 eggs 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp allspice 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 c cooked mashed prunes 1 c chopped pecans
1 c sugar 1/2 c buttermilk 1/2 tsp soda 1 tbsp Karo syrup 1 stick butter
Blend dry ingredients, add oil and prunes and pecans. Bake about 350º until top springs back when lightly touched. (About 30 to 40 minutes)
Sauce: mix all ingredients, cook and pour over cake while still warm.
This is so good in spite of the "prunes." They just add moisture. Sue Wood was a friend from Mom and Dad's earliest days in Washington D C. She was their landlady when Grandpa Owen was so ill with appendicitis and nearly died. Sue came out to California to visit a niece and Mom and Dad. She was staying with us when I graduated from OHS and when Mom's mother passed away. She was a big help.
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