Recipe of the day. Merry makings eggnog cake

Merry Makings Eggnog Cake
12 ounces (about 2 cups) pitted prunes, quartered
1/4 cup Jamaican rum or orange juice
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
1/4 cup sour cream
5 eggs
1 cup chopped walnuts
Whole pitted prunes
Colored sugars
Candied cherries
Powdered sugar
Nutmeg Cream:
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup sour cream
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In small bowl, toss prunes with rum; set aside and let stand for 15 minutes. In large bowl, combine butter, sugar, 2 cups flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, sour cream and rum drained from prunes. With mixer on medium speed, beat until smooth, about 3 minutes, until mixture is thick. Add eggs, one at a time, beating 1 minute after each addition. Toss quartered prunes with remaining 1/4 cup flour; fold, with walnuts, into batter to blend thoroughly. Spoon into greased and floured 10 inch tube pan. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes, until top is browned and springy to touch. Cool on rack for 15 minutes, before turning out of pan onto rack to cool completely. Garnish with prunes rolled in colored sugar and topped with cherries. Dust with powdered sugar. Slice to serve. Top with Nutmeg Cream.
For Nutmeg Cream, beat whipping cream to form soft peaks. Beat in powdered sugar and nutmeg. Fold in sour cream. Chill. Serve over sliced cake.
Makes 14 to 16 servings.

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Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

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