Christmas Plum Cake

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 12-15
YIELD: 1 cake
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Before beginning this recipe, put your prunes in a pan and just cover with water. Let them simmer for a little while until mushy. Turn off pan and let them sit until a little cooler. Then chop them on a cutting board and get started on the recipe.
  • First mix together oil, sugar, eggs, pecans and prunes (you might want to say plums -- people get a certain image when you say prune).
  • Next, whisk together the soda and buttermilk in a separate bowl or measuring dish. Set that aside and let it get foamy.
  • Next sift together the flour and spices. Mix the dry ingredients in with your prune mixture, just until moist. Then fold in the buttermilk mixture until mixed in well.
  • Pour mixture into a 9X13 baking dish. OR you can use smaller tins -- I find one batch can fill 7 mini loaf pans. Bake 9X13 dish for one hour at 350 degrees. Small pans bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Five minutes before your cakes come out of the oven, prepare the glaze: mix together buttermilk, sugar, butter and soda. Bring to a boil and cook for 1-2 minutes -- be sure you use a larger pan than you think you need, this mixture really expands! Pour the glaze over your hot cakes once they come out of the oven.
  • Enjoy!
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