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       Title: Chocolate Prune Cake/ Fudge Frosting
  Categories: Cakes, Fruits, Chocolate
       Yield: 12 servings
     1/4 c  Boiling water
     3/4 c  Pitted prunes
     2/3 c  Oil
       1 c  Sugar
       2 tb Unsweetened cocoa powder
       2 ts Ground cinnamon
       1 ts Salt
       1 ts Vanilla
       2    Eggs
       1 c  Buttermilk
   2 1/2 c  Flour
   1 1/2 ts Baking soda
       2 ts Baking powder
            Chocolate fudge frosting:
     1/4 c  Water
     1/4 c  Shortening
     1/4 c  Light corn syrup
       2 c  Sifted powdered sugar
     1/2 c  Cocoa powder
     1/4 ts Salt
     1/2 ts Vanilla
   Pour boiling water over prunes and let soak 30 minutes.
   Combine oil, sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa, cinnamon, 1
   teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon vanilla in bowl. Add eggs and
   beat well 2 minutes. Combine soaked prunes and buttermilk
   in blender or food processor and chop finely. Add to
   creamed mixture with flour, soda and baking powder. Beat
   well and turn into well-greased and floured 13- x 9-inch
   baking pan or 2 (8-in.) round pans. Bake at 350F 30
   minutes, or until wood pick inserted near center comes out
   clean. Cool.
   To make frosting, bring water to boil. Remove from heat and
   beat in shortening and corn syrup. Add powdered sugar, 1/2
   cup cocoa, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and
   cream well to spreading consistency. Use to frost cooled
   cake.   1992 The Los Angeles Times