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In the late 1940?s or early 1950?s my mother belonged to an organization called Home Bureau. It was a group of women who met at each others homes and did various things like cooking and crafts.
My mom learned to make this prune cake when I was little and she would let me stir the sauce that went ontop of the cake. It smelled soooooo good and tasted even better. For years, I have been trying to find this perticular recipe but to no avail. The cake had prunes, sour cream and nuts in it. I think the sauce had nuts in it too.
Has anyone heard of this recipe? Please let me know. Every holiday brings back the memory of this special cake!
Sorry, this is the one I found, but I don’t think it is what you are looking for. My Mom just doesn’t remember.
I don't know what the "hard sauce" is, may be what you are looking for.
Prune Spice Cake
1 1/2 cups pitted prunes
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/4 teas baking soda
1 teas salt
1 teas ground cinnamon
1 teas ground mace
1/4 teas ground cloves
1/2 cup cooking oil
Cover prunes with water in a small saucepan. Cover saucepan and simmer 20 minutes or until tender. Drain, reserving 2/3 cup of the liquid (add water if necessary). Chop prunes in the blender, (makes about 1 3/4 cup thick pureed prunes) set aside. Stir together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and spices. Add the reserved prune liquid and the oil and the eggs. Mix to blend. Beat vigorously for 2 minutes. Stir in the prunes. Pour into a greased and floured 13 X 9 X 2-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 F oven for 35 minutes or until done. Cool. Drizzle with powdered sugar glaze, if desired, or serve with hard sauce.