Marcy Dineen Medeiros

When I travel, I love to buy cook-books from different parts of the country and from all different type sources. If you ever want to know how to cook a whole steer, I have a great recipe from a Montana Cookbook.

This recipe is from Aunt Bee’s Cookbook (Mayberry, RFD). I have made it and it was fantastic. It was a nice change from the usual chocolate cakes and cookies.

  • Vegetable Oil
  • 2 C Flour, sifted
  • 2 C Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Small Jar Baby Food Prunes
  • 1 Small Jar Baby Food Apricots
  • ½ t Salt
  • 1 t Nutmeg
  • 1 t Cinnamon
  • 1 t Baking Soda
  • ½ C Chopped Pecans

Combine oil and sugar. Add eggs one at at time, beating well after each egg. Add prunes and apricots. Sift flour, measure then sift together with flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, soda and salt. Add to first mixture. Add chopped pecans. Bake in greased and floured tube pan for 1 hour at 350 degrees.

For frosting, mix ingredients and frost cake while it is slightly warm.


  • 1 C Powdered Sugar
  • 3 T Butter or Margarine, softened
  • 1 t vanilla