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Catholic Recipe: Sugar Plum Cake


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 cup coconut oil or unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup cooked prunes
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon each nutmeg, cloves, salt, and cinnamon 


  • Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup cold milk
  • 1/4 lb. or 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar 


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A deliciously moist cake, full of spice reminiscent of Christmas!

Use a crown shaped Bundt pan to celebrate feasts of royal saints and crowned martyrs!


Combine sugar, eggs, oil or butter, and buttermilk.

Add dry ingredients gradually and mix in well.

Fold in nuts and prunes. Pour into greased and floured tube or Bundt pan. Bake at 325° F. for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Glaze: Mix ingredients well and drizzle over warm cake. Makes 1 large cake.

Recipe Source: Original Text (JGM) by Jennifer Gregory Miller, © Copyright 2003-2023 by Jennifer Gregory Miller