Prune Cake and Butter Icing

Prune Cake and Butter Icing

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Prune Cake and Butter Icing


1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
3 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon allspice
1 1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup coconut
1 cup pecans
{1 cup prunes}


{Boil prunes in water for a few minutes.  Drain and mash with a fork.}

Bake in loaf pans at 300-degrees for 45 minutes or test with a toothpick.  While cake is hot from the oven, have butter icing ready.  Poke holes in cake with fork and spoon icing over cake. 

Butter Icing


1 tablespoons Karo
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 stick oleo
1/2 teaspoon soda


Cook until thick.  Spoon over cake just out of the oven.  You have to stir this until it is thick and use a big pan as the soda will cause it to boil over.  What a mess it makes 


From the kitchen of Peggy McGowen

Interesting that the Prune Cake has no prunes in the ingredients. I'm guessing that is a mistake on the author's part. I've added prunes to the ingredient list. Personally, I would leave out the coconut, but I'm not a huge coconut fan anyway.

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