This recipe for Grandma Ahart's Date Cake, by Emmett Ahart, is from Ahart llFamily Recipes,
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1 cup chopped dates 1/2 cup shortening 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 2/3 cup flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon soda 1/2 cup nuts
1. Mix dates with 1 cup boiling water. Cool to lukewarm. 2. Cream shortening and sugar. Add to above. 3. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. 4. Add dry ingredients; beat well. Add nuts. 5. Bake at 350º for 35-40 min.
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