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Stanford Hospital Prune Cake

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Ingredients
  Butter/Shortening 1⁄2 Pound (1/2 Cup)
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 6 , separated
  All purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Finely chopped moist pack pitted prunes 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
  Chopped nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Buttermilk/Regular milk mixed with 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Sweetened whipped cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

Cream the butter and sugar well.
Add the egg yolks, and beat smooth.
Sift the flour, measure, then sift with the baking powder, soda, salt, and spices.
Coat the prunes and nuts with some of the flour mixture; reserve.
Add remaining flour mixture a little at a time, alternately with the milk, to the butter mixture, beating smooth.
Then mix in the lemon juice, prunes, and nuts.
Beat egg whites stiff and fold into the batter.
Pour into three greased and floured 9-inch round layer cake pans.
Bake in a 375° oven about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake

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