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  Categories: Cakes
       Yield: 1 Servings
     1/2 c  Friendship starter
     1/2 c  Shortening
   1 1/2 c  Sugar
       2 lg Eggs
       2 c  All-purpose flour
   1 1/2 ts Baking soda
       1 ts Cinnamon
     1/2 ts Salt
       1 c  Buttermilk
       1 c  Prunes
     1/2 c  Walnuts; chopped
   Be sure the starter is warm and very active.  Cream the shortening and
   sugar, add eggs one at a time, beating well. Add starter and buttermilk (
   be nice and gentle with the starter). Sift and add dry ingredients, prunes
   and nuts. Bake at 350 for abut 40 minutes in a well greased and floured
   cake tin (pan) about 9 x 13.
   NOTE: orange cream cheese icing is good on this.  Use Dates instead of
   prunes.  Can make 2 1/2 dosen cupcakes instead of cake but bake them only
   about 25 minutes Pat Dwigan