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Scotch Prune Cake

This was a Pillsbury Bake Off winner from many years ago, that we have always enjoyed.

Scotch Prune Cake

Mix separately and set aside:
2 cups flour
1 tbsp. baking cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. allspice

Cream together with electric mixer:
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar

Blend in:
2 eggs, one at a time and beat well after each addition.

1/2 cup prune juice
1/2 cup water

Add alternately to creamed mixer with dry ingredients, blending well after each addition.
Stir in:
1 cup cooked prunes, cut into small pieces.

Pour batter into 9x13 inch pan, that has been well greased and lightly floured on the bottom. Bake at 350º for about 35 minutes, until tests done using toothpick. Top with Broiled Frosting.

1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 tbsp. evaporated milk
1 cup pecans, chopped (or coconut)

Mix well.
Spread over cake, covering completely. Place 4 to 5 inches below broiler unit. Broil for 1 to 3 minutes, until golden brown...watching closely!
Judy (in Alaska) 

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