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Grandma Ahart's Date Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Grandma Ahart's Date Cake, by , is from Ahart llFamily Recipes, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Emmett Ahart
Added: Sunday, March 16, 2008


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 350 for 35-40 min.




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