Tastes of Hawaii Recipe – Plantation Prairie-Style Beer Cake From Kauai’s Old Plantation Days
Week 38 – Plantation Prairie-Style Beer Cake!
Plantation Prairie-Style Beer Cake Recipe
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 beaten eggs
- 3 cups sifted flour
- ½ tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp. allspice
- ½ tsp. cloves
- 1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, mac nuts)
- 2 cups beer
- 2 cups chopped dates or prunes
Cream butter, sugar, and eggs. Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, and spices. Toss fruit and nuts in about 2 T. of flour mixture. Add remaining flour mixture to butter mixture. Beat until smooth. Gradually add the beer. Fold fruit and nuts into batter. Pour into a 10-inch tube pan sprayed with Pam. Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
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