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Recipe Name: Armagnac Prune Cake Submitted by: Administrator
Source: Source Description:
Ethnicity: Last Modified: 2/22/2014
Base: Desserts Comments:
Preparation Time:
Number of Servings: 16

12 Ounce(s) Pitted prunes
2 Cup(s) Water
1/4 Cup(s) Armagnac or Cognac
1 1/2 Cup(s) Vegetable oil
2 1/4 Cup(s) Sugar
5 Eggs
2 Tablespoon(s) Vanilla extract
3 Cup(s) All-Purpose Flour
1 Tablespoon(s) Baking soda
2 1/2 Teaspoon(s) Ground cinnamon
1 Teaspoon(s) Ground nutmeg
1 Teaspoon(s) ground allspice
1/2 Teaspoon(s) Ground cardamom
1/2 Teaspoon(s) Ground cloves
1 Teaspoon(s) Salt
1 1/2 Cup(s) Buttermilk
1/4 Cup(s) Unsalted butter
2 Tablespoon(s) Light corn syrup
2 Tablespoon(s) Fresh lemon juice
Vanilla Ice Cream
FOR CAKE: Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350 F. Butter
and flour 12-cup bundt pan. Combine prunes, water and Armagnac in
heavy medium saucepan. Simmer until prunes are tender, about 15
minutes. Drain prunes, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid for glaze.
Coarsely chop prunes. Beat oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl
until well blended. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, spices and
salt to blend. Mix dry ingredients into dry mixture. Add buttermilk,
beating until batter is smooth. Fold in chopped prunes. Transfer
batter to prepared pan. Bake cake until tester comes out clean, about
1 hour 5 minutes. Transfer to rack in pan. FOR GLAZE: Combine
reserved 1/4 cup prune cooking liquid, sugar, butter, Armagnac, corn
syrup, lemon juice and baking soda in heavy large saucepan. Bring to
boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Boil 2 minutes. Pierce
cake in several places with long toothpick or wooden skewer. Slowly
pour 1-1/4 cups glaze over hot cake. Reserve extra glaze. Let glazed
cake cool in pan 30 minutes. Turn cake out onto platter. Cool
completely. Cut cake into wedges. Serve with vanilla ice cream,
passing additional glaze separately as sauce. Bon Appetit - April
1991 Typed for you by Karen Mintzias

Nutrition (calculated from recipe ingredients)
Calories: 597
Calories From Fat: 249
Total Fat: 28.1g
Cholesterol: 77.6mg
Sodium: 530.9mg
Potassium: 208.3mg
Carbohydrates: 81.8g
Fiber: 1.9g
Sugar: 55.7g
Protein: 6.3g

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