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!



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


1 cup sugar

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 stick margarine

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 tbsp. white Karo syrup



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.


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