Prune Cake and Butter Icing

Prune Cake and Butter Icing

Prune Cake and Butter Icing

Prune Cake and Butter Icing
A vintage handwritten recipe card for a Prune Cake, make this cake with sugar, oil, buttermilk, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, soda, salt, vanilla extract, coconut, pecans, and prunes. Frosst with Butter Icing.
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Prune Cake

  • 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**

Butter Icing

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


Prune Cake

  • 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

  • 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
  • Lavern

Kitchen Helper 2

9-inch loaf pan
Retro Hand Mixer
Ceramic Loaf Pan
Print Recipe Pin Recipe
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cake, Prunes


** 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 one cup of prunes to the ingredient list. Other recipes for Prune Cakes instruct you to boil the prunes and mash with a fork before adding to the cake batter. 
From the kitchen of Peggy McGowen

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