Monday, August 16, 2010
Patio Party with Lots of Fiber: Jack Horner Prune Cake
This is also from the Betty Crocker Parties for Children that I blogged about last week. It is a recipe from the "Patio Party" menu. The menu is Double Decker Hamburgers, Roasted Ears of Corn, Sliced Fresh Tomatoes, Jack Horner Prune Cake and Milk or Lemonade. That's a lot of fiber. Molly would like this one. I'll skip adding the Orange Butter Icing recipe. Nasty.
Jack Horner Prune Cake
1 cup boiling water
1 cup cut-up, pitted uncooked prunes (Because otherwise I'm sure you'd put them in whole, with the pits)
2 cups Gold Medal Flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 1/4 tsp. soda
1 tsp. each cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves (That's a LOT of spices. Perhaps to mask prune flavor?)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup chopped nuts
Pour boiling water over cut-up prunes. Let stand for 2 hours. (I am not even kidding. Who could resist a recipe that starts like that?) Heat oven to 350F. Grease and flour an oblong pan, 13x91/2x2". In large mixer bowl, stir dry ingredients together; add prune mixture and all other ingredients. Blend thoroughly. Beat 2 min. medium speed on mixer or 300 strokes by hand. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 45 - 50 minutes, or until cake tests done.