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Vi's Date Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Vi's Date Cake, by , is from Our Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Joanie Hammen
Added: Friday, October 2, 2009


1 cup dates, chopped
1 1\4 cups boiling water
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cups shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups plus 2 tbsp flour
3\4 tsp. baking powder
1 pkg. choco. chips (1cup)
1\2 cup white sugar
1\2 cup chopped nuts

Mix together dates, boiling water and baking soda, Let stand
Mix together shortening, sugar,eggs, flour and baking powder.
MIx together with date mixture and put into greased 9 x 13 pan.
Top with chips, sugar and nuts.
Bake at 350 for 30 min. or until done




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