Spiced Prune-Almond "Coffee" Cake

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1 ts Salt
1/4 ts Ground cloves
; sticks)
1 c Sugar
2 1/2 tb Instant coffee granules
1/4 c Unsalted butter; (1/2 stick)
; chopped
1 tb Orange Peel; Grated
1 ts Ground cinnamon
1 c Pitted prunes; coarsely
1/4 ts Almond extract
1 c Unsalted butter; room
1 ts Instant coffee granules
2 ts Baking Powder
1 c Buttermilk
3/4 c Whole unblanched almonds;
Orange slices; (optional)
; (about 6 ounces)
3 Extra-large eggs; room
Cinnamon stick; (optional)
1/2 c Firmly packed dark brown
1/4 c Whipping cream
1 ts Baking soda
1 ts Vanilla extract
2 1/2 c Unbleached all purpose flour

Original recipe makes 1 servings



For cake: Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350F. Generously butter 10-inch (12-cup) tube pan. Sprinkle half of almonds into pan. Tilt to coat bottom and halfway up sides with nuts (do not tap out excess). Combine buttermilk, instant coffee, vanilla and almond extracts in small bowl. Stir until coffee dissolves. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and ground cloves into medium bowl. Using electric mixer, cream butter and sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Slowly mix in dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Mix in prunes and orange peel. Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining almonds. Bake until tester inserted into center of cake comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Cool 30 minutes in pan on rack. Turn cake out onto rack. Quickly turn upright onto platter and cool until just warm. For glaze: Combine brown sugar, butter and cream in heavy small saucepan. Stir over medium-high heat until butter melts. Boil 2 minutes. Mix in instant coffee granules. Cool slightly. Drizzle glaze over cake. Garnish cake with orange slices and cinnamon stick if desired and serve warm or at room temperature. Serves 10. Bon Appetit March 1991

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