Sunday, July 5, 2009

PRUNE CAKE

1 box yellow cake mix
3 eggs
1/2 cup cooking oil
1/2 cup water
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 cup cut-up, pitted, uncooked prunes
1 cup chopped nuts
Your favorite lemon filling
Whipped cream

Cover prunes with boiling water and let sit for 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a jellyroll pan; set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add the eggs, oil, and water; mix thoroughly. Drain the prunes and add to the mixture. Pour mixture into the prepared pan and sprinkle the nuts over the batter. Bake about 35 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, at 350 degrees. Cool cake completely then cut in half crosswise. Place one piece on a serving plate. Cover the top with your favorite lemon filling. Pipe whipped cream around the top edge of the cake with a smaller circle of whipped cream in the center. Garnish with some nut halves, if desired. Also pipe whipped cream around the bottom edge of the cake, if desired.

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