Prune-tastic spice cake

    Prune-tastic spice cake


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    About this recipe: Cooked prunes and prune juice make this cake sweet and very moist. The addition of walnuts and spices like nutmeg, cloves and allspice ensure that there is nothing 'pruned' from rich flavour or sweet treat yumminess!

    Serves: 24 

    • 250g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teasopon ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 110g margarine
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 240ml prune juice
    • 170g prunes - cooked, stoned and chopped
    • 115g chopped walnuts

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour one 20x30cm baking tin.
    2. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. Set aside.
    3. Cream the margarine with the caster sugar. Blend in the eggs one at a time and beat well for 1 minute. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the prune juice, then stir in the prunes and nuts. Pour mixture into the prepared baking tin.
    4. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 30 minutes or until done.

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