Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Date Cake




Date Cake
Ingredients
½ pound pitted dates, coarsely chopped (1 ½ cups)
1 cup boiling water
½ cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1½ cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon soda
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup chopped walnuts

Method

1.                  Combine dates with water; cool to room temperature.
2.                  Cream shortening and sugar till light. 
3.                  Add vanilla and egg; beat well.
4.                  Sift flour, soda, and salt together;
5.                  Add dry ingredients to cream mixture alternately with date mixture, beating after each addition.
6.                  Stir in nuts.
7.                  Bake in greased and lightly floured 12 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan at 350° about 25 to 30 minutes. 
8.                  If desired, serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

Date Cake was made and prepared by Shirley-Ann Pearman

Photography by Shirley-Ann Pearman

Recipe was taken from Better Homes and Gardens New CookBook, the chapter on “Yellow Cakes”, page 68 of the Third Printing 1970. 


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