"After dinner sit a while, and after supper walk a mile."--English Saying

Mom's Prize Prune Cake - Written by Evelyn Faith Weih Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:
 

 

This recipe for Mom's Prize Prune Cake - Written by Evelyn Faith Weih, by , is from The Weih Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mim Adkins

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3/4 c. Spry or good shortening, 1/8 tsp. salt, 1 1/4 T. of butter, 1 1/4 c. sugar, 2 large eggs (I take 3 eggs, save 1 white for meringue, if you wish frost with meringue). Sift all this (the following) well together - 2 1/2 c. pastry flour, 1 1/4 level tsp. baking soda, 1 1/4 level tsp. cinnamon, 1 1/4 level tsp. of ground nutmeg, 2 1/2 tsp. level baking powder

Directions:
Directions:
Sift all well (dry ingredients) together then add alternately to upper part (wet ingredients) with 1 1/4 cups sour milk. Then add 1 1/4 cups or more of chopped stewed prunes about 36 large into butter - then pour into large Pyrex baking dish & one smaller Pyrex baking dish or 4 or 5 good size cake tins well greased & floured. Bake in moderate oven 350 till done. Cover with your choice icing. Butter icing decorated with pecan halves or red maraschino cherries look nice.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Spry is a cooking lard from 1936 when real lard was scarce & our Mom's mother probably needed to use it back in the day. *To make sour milk for baking: place 1 T. squeezed lemon juice or distilled white vinegar in measuring cup & add milk to equal one cup. Stir and let sit 15 minutes. Or, use buttermilk instead.

 

 

 

Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!

 

Bookmark and Share

 

 

167W  

Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.


Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!