Posted by AnonymousThis is a very moist cake with a unique flavor.
Prune Mocha Cake
- 1/2 cup shortening 1 1/2 cups white sugar 2 eggs 1 cup prunes, cooked and chopped 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons butter 1 egg yolk 3 cups confectioners' sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 1/2 tablespoons strong brewed coffee
1 In a large bowl, cream the white sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Beat the eggs, and add to the sugar mixture. Add the prunes.
2 In another bowl, sift the flour, soda, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Add these dry ingredients alternately with the buttermilk to the sugar mixture.
3 Pour the batter into 2 greased and floured 9 inch layer pans. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 30 minutes. Cool.
4 To Make the Mocha Icing: Begin by creaming the butter. Blend in the egg yolk. Sift the confectioners' sugar, cocoa, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon together. Add this sugar mixture alternately with the hot coffee to the creamed butter. Frost the cooled cake.