Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Prune Cake Memory Just Baked For Christmas Eve

Looking through my first small recipe book.
Dated 54 years ago.
Falling apart and pages yellow.
I must continue to copy these recipes
for my daughter's and grandchildren
so they are not lost.

  At this time putting
all old  and new recipes in plastic sheets in binders.
Seems the easiest for me to.

For years on my to do list
was making a cook book for children,
but in reality there never seemed
to be the time.
Cottage chores, outside work and my life at
this time seems busier then ever
or I have too many interest or am slower.

I shake my head
when I remember several near my age
that they were bored or lonely......

Have not made this cake in years
and it comes to mind often reminding
me of
how good it is and so simple.
Remember liking this as well as a Jam Cake....


3 eggs
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of Wesson oil
2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of soda
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of nutmeg
1 teaspoon of allspice
1 cup of buttermilk
1 cup of cooked prunes
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 cup of chopped nuts

Beat eggs and oil together
then add other ingredients

Pour into a well greased tube pan
Bake 300 degree's for an hour (I have a notation that I baked for 1 1/2 hour - May be oven)
I baked for 1 1/2 hour this time also..... 

For festive occasion make confectionery sugar icing (1 box of sugar with 1/4 to 1/2 cup
warm milk, 1/2 tsp vanilla - add little at a time until consistency you like
Drizzle over cake and decorate with candied cherries
 and whole pecans on top.

Just finished cake
had a bite
So good


the wild magnolia said...

This is a winner! I have only had Prune Cake once and it made quite an impression.

Thank you for sharing and a lovely holiday table.

Merry Christmas One Woman.


Sharon said...

Sounds delicious and looks festive. Maybe for New Year's at my house...

Merry Christmas Ernestine!

Lynn said...

Merry Christmas, Ernestine.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

this sounds good. I have a recipe for a prune cake but haven't tried it. I think I'll try your recipe first. Do you buy prunes and cook them or are there already cooked/canned ones at the grocery?

Love and hugs to you Ernestine,

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Mel, Sandy, Sharon, Lynn and Lorraine, thanks for checking in and have a Merry Christmas.
Lorraine, you cook prunes in small amount of water for about 10 minutes...

Balisha said...

This cake looks so good. I'll bet it is moist as can be. Prunes are so good for you.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas. Have fun with your family.
Hugs, Balisha

Found In Folsom said...

It just means that you want to live life to the fullest...and 54 years...Oh my goodness! you should do a cook book..and the recipe looks delicious..Merry Christmas to you!!