Pecan Prune Cake

    Pecan Prune Cake

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    This cake is a little more trouble than some but it well worth it! It's moist and rich with a delicious sauce.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1 cup (250ml) vegetable oil
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 1/2 cups (330g) white sugar
    • 1 cup (250ml) buttermilk
    • 1 cup prunes, pitted and chopped
    • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 190g butter
    • 3/4 cup (190ml) buttermilk
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons golden syrup
    • 1 1/2 cups (330g) white sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence

    Directions
    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a ring tin.
    2. In a medium bowl mix together flour, bicarb soda, salt, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
    3. In a large bowl, combine oil, eggs and 1 1/2 cup sugar. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed.
    4. Add flour mixture, alternating with 1 cup buttermilk, starting and ending with dry ingredients. Beat well after each addition. Stir in prunes, pecans and 1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla.
    5. Pour into ring tin and bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the centre.
    6. For the topping: In saucepan over medium heat, cook butter, 3/4 cup buttermilk, golden syrup and 1 1/2 cup sugar until sugar and butter melt. Remove from heat and add 2 teaspoons vanilla and stir.
    7. Make large, deep holes in hot cake and pour topping in holes and on top of cake a little at a time, giving it time to soak in.

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