Monday, January 26, 2015

Caramel Spice Nut Cake (1935)

  • 1 cup cooked prunes, cut in small pieces
  • 1 tspn baking soda
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup sour milk
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 tspn cinnamon
  • 1 tspn cloves
  • 1 tspn nutmeg
  • 1 tspn vanilla
  • 3 eggs, yolks and white beaten separately
Sprinkle the prunes with the soda.  Cream the shortening, sugar, and beaten egg yolks.  

Sift flour and spice together, and add milk alternately. Blend in prunes.  

Beat until smooth, and add flavoring.  Fold in beaten egg whites. Grease layers pans, Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.

(Origin - My grandmother's collection of recipes from neighbors and friends. All recipes are handwritten, typed or newspaper clippings, from the 1930s to 1950s.  My grandmother was a farmer's wife in California's Central Valley.) 

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