2009-10-22 / Community News

From the Chef's Corner

Prune Cake
by Chef Deedle

It's football time and time to think of some good and different dishes to serve friends during the half or after the game.
¾ cup shortening
1 ¾ cup sugar
3 eggs
2 ¼ cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp allspice
1 cup buttermilk
1 ½ cups chopped cooked prunes
1 ¼ cups chopped walnuts
2 tsps grated lemon rind
1 tsp vanilla
Powdered sugar

Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating well. Beat in eggs.

Combine flour, soda, salt, and spices; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture; mix until ingredients are moistened. Stir in prunes, walnuts, lemon rind, and vanilla.

Pour batter into a greased and floured 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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