Posted by JackieThis is a very moist and rich cake. A little troublesome, but well worth it!
Old Fashioned Prune Cake
- 1 cup vegetable oil 3 eggs 1 1/2 cups white sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 cup buttermilk 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup prunes, pitted and chopped 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans 3/4 cup butter 3/4 cup buttermilk 1 1/2 teaspoons dark corn syrup 1 1/2 cups white sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour Bundt or tube pan.
2 In a medium bowl, mix together flour, soda, salt, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
3 In a large bowl, combine oil, eggs and 1 1/2 cup sugar. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed.
4 Add flour mixture, alternating with 1 cup buttermilk, starting and ending with dry ingredients. beat well after each addition. Stir in prunes, pecans and 1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla.
5 Pour into greased and floured bundt or tube pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center.
6 Make large, deep holes in hot cake and pour topping in holes and on top of cake a little at a time, giving it time to soak in.
7 For the topping: In saucepan, over medium heat, cook butter, 3/4 cup buttermilk, corn syrup and 1 1/2 cup sugar until sugar and butter melt. Remove from heat and add 2 teaspoons vanilla and stir.