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Chocolate Prune Cake

Yields1 Serving

Tested Recipe!

 2 cups cooked prunes
  cup shortening
 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
 2 oz baking chocolate
 3 eggs, well-beaten
 2 ¾ cups cake flour or pastry flour
 4 tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp baking soda
 ½ tsp salt
 1 cup milk
 1 tsp vanilla

Pit prunes and cut into small pieces. Cream shortening and sugar thoroughly. Melt chocolate over hot water and add to creamed mixture; mix, add well-beaten eggs, and mix again.


Sift flour with baking powder, salt and baking soda and add alternately with milk, a small amount at a time. Add prunes and vanilla and beat thoroughly.


Pour into three greased layer cake tins and bake 25 to 30 minutes in a 375 degree oven. Put layers together and spread top and sides with chocolate butter frosting.
Yield: Serves 12


Substitutions: I subbed shortening with butter, granulated sugar with brown sugar, baking chocolate with dark chocolate, and milk with buttermilk

I baked them as mini bundts in a 350-degree oven for 20 minutes.