Prune and Walnut cake

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Argie Girl


  • 100 g butter, softened
  • 200 g sugar
  • 200 g self raising flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup prunes


Put prunes, walnuts, baking soda and boiling water in a bowl. Set aside.

Cream butter with sugar, add egg and beat until light and fluffy. Add prunes and walnuts (including water) and flour. Mix until combined. Put in a greased ring tin (20cm) and cook at 180C for about 30-40 minutes (depending on oven) or until skewer comes out clean.

Once cold, remove from tin and put in a nice platter. Put red, green and gold tinsel around base of cake to decorate (this is how mum did it).

This cake is nicer the next day it's made.


The recipe above has been supplied by a member of the public and has not been individually tested by Helen Jackson. Helen Jackson does not accept any liability in relation to publication of this recipe.

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