Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Prune Cake

When life gives your prunes- make cake!
If you've been a little squeamish about prunes- this is the recipe that might just get you past that!
(But even if you can't- the sauce for this cake is worthy of notice- promise!)

3 eggs
1 cup buttermilk or kefir 
1 cup oil (I plan to try cutting this back or subbing some with applesauce)
1 1/2 cup sugar 
1 t vanilla
1 t salt
1 t soda
2 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
1/2 t allspice
2 1/2 cups plain flour
1 cup chopped prunes
1/2 cup chopped or slivered almonds (opt)
Beat eggs, buttermilk, and oil.Add Vanilla, then salt, soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Toss chopped prunes and (opt) almonds in the flour then add flour to mixture.
Pour into sprayed 9X13. Bake at 350 for approx. 40 minutes.

1/2 cup buttermilk or kefir
1/3 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1/2 t soda
Cook sauce, bringing to a hard boil, stirring constantly. You will want to cook it until it forms a soft ball when dripped into a cup of cold water. About 8 to 10 minutes. Spread over hot cake and allow to cool.

*Frugal Tip: The oil and sugar could be cut in the cake, probably by 1/3. Part of the oil could certainly be subbed with applesauce.

This post is linked to: SYSLinkParty, Transformation Thursday, Delightfully Inspiring Thursday, Thrifty 101, Foodie Friday, and Things I Love Thursday.

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