Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
- 473.18 ml all-purpose flour
- 236.59 ml old fashioned oats
- 118.29 ml sugar
- 12.32 ml baking powder
- 2.46 ml baking soda
- 4.92 ml salt
- 1 egg
- 44.37 ml shortening, melted
- 2.46 ml vanilla extract
- 8 fluid ounce Coke
- 236.59 ml prunes, very well drained and coarsely chopped or 118.29 ml dried prune
- 118.29 ml chopped walnuts
- In a large bowl, stir together the flour, rolled oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In another bowl, beat with a fork, the egg, shortening, and vanilla extract until well blended; add to the flour mixture.
- Add the Coke, prunes, and nuts; blend thoroughly with a spoon.
- Turn into a well-greased, lightly floured, 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.
- Bake in a preheated, 350°F oven for about 1 hour or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cool on a rack for 20 minutes before removing the bread from the pan.
- Store in foil overnight before slicing.
Once again there is proof that we are all different. I did not enjoy this cake, though I rather like prunes. I don't think I over-baked it, but it seems dry to me, and I can detect a faint taste of Coke, which I would prefer not to. I did use dried prunes - moist ones - rather than canned ones. Live and learn, I guess.
This bread is so delicious and fruity and nutty and moist. No one could guess that there was coke in it. A definite hit and a definite keeper