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Prune Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Prune Cake, by , is from The Greene Family CookBook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!

Mildred Greene (a.k.a. Nan, Grandma Greene, Aunt Mil)


2 c flour
1 1/2 c sugar
1 1/4 t soda
1 t allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and vanilla
2 t baking powder
3/4 c salad oil
3 eggs
1 c buttermilk
1 c cooked and chopped prunes
1 c chopped nuts

Mix dry ingredients - add eggs 1 at a time beating continuously. Add prunes and nuts. Bake in 13 X 9 inch pan at 350 for 35 minutes

before cake is done - bring to boil

1 c sugar
1/2 c buttermilk
1 stick butter
1 t white syrup

Pour this on cake as soon as it is out of the oven

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