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
3 eggs
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.


Molly said...

It sounds absolutely delicious - hand on heart.

edh said...

Ahh, prune cake. The kid's answer to Metamucil. I'll see your weird cake and raise you some fried chicken!

kat smith said...

You have to add the delicious hard sauce. I have been eating this cake and my mother's oatmeal cake all my life. They are two of my favorites, but mostly because of the delicious icing. The hard sauce or the icing for the prune cake is made with butter, cream, and powdered sugar. It is creamed together and then poured over the warm cake. It soaks into the cake and makes it even more moist.