36 Lady Prune Cake

In memory of Dorothy Lindauer, Red Bluff, California

You can also use a fresh, homemade whipped cream frosting rather than a glaze – a Vasey family favorite!

Ingredients

Cake

1 cup oil

1 1/2 cup sugar

3 eggs

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. allspice

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. nutmeg

1 cup buttermilk

2 cups flour

1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds or pecans)

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking soda

1 cup diced California Prunes

Glaze

1 cup sugar

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 stick margarine

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 tbsp. white Karo syrup

Directions

Cake

Combine oil, sugar, eggs, cinnamon, allspice, vanilla, nutmeg, buttermilk, flour, nuts, salt, baking soda, and prunes. Pour into oiled and floured bundt pan. Bake at 350* for 45 minutes.

Glaze

Mix sugar, baking soda, margarine, buttermilk and syrup in saucepan and cook until margarine melts and the mixture boils and changes color to a darkish brown and forms a very soft ball. When cake comes out of the oven, turn out on a plate, prick with a fork and pour glaze over the warm cake. Dust with toasted sliced almonds if you wish