Recipe by Rick Dees, Entertainer, Producer and Owner of Rick.com and Sweetbriar Farm, Danville, Kentucky, USA.
Image by Diana DeLucia.
Yield: 12-15 slices
Preheat oven to 325 °F, butter and line an 8-8-inch or 9-9-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Combine vanilla, oil, melted butter, eggs, buttermilk and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat well. Stir in dry ingredients, and fold in the prunes and nuts.
Bake for 45-55 minutes or until the center springs back when touched lightly in the center. Remove from the oven and let cake cool for 10 minutes.
Chef Note: While the cake is baking, prepare the Bourbon Sauce.
Mix together sugar, salt, buttermilk mixture, corn syrup, bourbon, butter and vanilla in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook for one minutes. Set aside.
Invert still-warm cake onto a serving platter.
Spoon all of the bourbon sauce over the cake and let it soak in.
Dust with the powdered sugar.
Serve warm. Cut into 12-15 slices... and get outta the way!!!
Sweetbriar Farm, Danville, Kentucky, USA. Image by Diana DeLucia.