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Chocolate Prune Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

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Category: Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • 1/4 c Boiling water
  • 3/4 c Pitted prunes
  • 2/3 c Oil
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 2 tb Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 ts Ground cinnamon
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1 ts Vanilla
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 c Buttermilk
  • 2 1/2 c Flour
  • 1 1/2 ts Baking soda
  • 2 ts Baking powder


1/4 c Water
1/4 c Shortening
1/4 c Light corn syrup
2 c Sifted powdered sugar
1/2 c Cocoa powder
1/4 ts Salt
1/2 ts Vanilla

Pour boiling water over prunes and let soak 30 minutes. Combine oil, sugar,
2 tablespoons cocoa, cinnamon, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon vanilla in
bowl. Add eggs and beat well 2 minutes. Combine soaked prunes and
buttermilk in blender or food processor and chop finely. Add to creamed
mixture with flour, soda and baking powder. Beat well and turn into
well-greased and floured 13- x 9-inch baking pan or 2 (8-in.) round pans.
Bake at 350F 30 minutes, or until wood pick inserted near center comes out
clean. Cool.

To make frosting, bring water to boil. Remove from heat and beat in
shortening and corn syrup. Add powdered sugar, 1/2 cup cocoa, 1/4 teaspoon
salt and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and cream well to spreading consistency. Use
to frost cooled cake.

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