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This recipe for DATE COFFEE CAKE, by , is from The Minor Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Dottie Glaser
Added: Thursday, April 28, 2005


1/3 cup mashed bananas
1/2 cup softened butter
3 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1-1/4 cup water
3 cups unbleached white flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1-1/2 cup chopped dates(Same as one 8-oz box)

1/3 cup chopped dates
1/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1/3 cup flaked coconut

Beat together first ingredients until creamy. Add eggs,vanilla and water - beat.
Measure dry ingredients and mix well, add to liquid/beat well.
Stir in chopped dates. Spoon batter into oiled and floured 9x13 baking pan. Spear evenly in pan. Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over batter.
Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean
Cool on wire rack.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Winning recipe for best "Sugar Free" dessert submitted by Darlene Minor in 1985.




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