-In a bowl, combine flour, 1 1/2 cups sugar, salt, cinnamon,
allspice, nutmeg, and 1 tsp. baking soda; set aside.
-With an electric mixer on low speed, beat together eggs,
1 cup buttermilk, oil, and vanilla; slowly beat in dry
mixture; fold in prunes.
-Pour batter into a greased 13" X 9" X 2"
-Bake in a 350 oven for 35-40 minutes, or until a
toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
-In a saucepan, stir together 1/2 cup buttermilk and 1/2
tsp. baking soda; add margarine and 1 cup sugar to pan;
heat over medium-high heat, stirring often, until mixture
reaches 234 degrees.
-As soon as the cake comes out of the over, poke hole in
it with a fork and pour prepared glaze evenly over the
-Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Notes: This was cooked by my mother's
grandmother and we had it every Christmas. I never knew my mother's
grandmother's name. but my mother's mother Mable Kingsbury Ritts kept it as
a family tradition every year. When I got married, my kids loved it and its
gone by night. If you don't like prunes, you can omit them and just make a
Thank you soooo much for
the Prune Cake recipe...Brought back sweet memories of a cake my
grandmother & my aunt made when I was little, especially at
you don't have to like
prunes to enjoy prune cake -- you can't taste prunes in the cake and
they only add to the richness of the cake! Thanks from a "Southern
I was happy to find this
recipe because I moved to another state and had to leave all my
things in storage and my prune cake recipe is there. I want to use
it for the church Bar-B-Que Dessert on the 4th and I couldn't
remember some of the ingredient amounts. Again ........Thank You ! !
I loveeeeeeeee this
recipe.Reminds me of the old times.Thanks so much!
I'm a long way from
Tennessee and a long way from my Aunt Pill's prune cake, but this
definitely brought back memories. I remember when I first moved to
California in the early 80's I was working at Walt Disney Studios
and was shocked to find Prune Cake as a desert option! And yes it
tasted just like home. I understand Walt Disney himself loved prune
cake. Must of had somebody from home in the kitchen!
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