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Grandma Brown's Self-Iced Date Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Grandma Brown's Self-Iced Date Cake, by , is from Special Recipes from the Sisterhood of Gamma Phi Beta, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Rachael Ferris
Added: Wednesday, July 19, 2006


1/2 lb. package dates (1 c. firmly packed cut dates)
1 c. boiling water
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 c. shortening
1 c. and 2 tsp. sugar
2 eggs
1 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. whole wheat flour.
12 oz. chocolate chips
1 c. chopped walnuts (optional)

Place dates in a small bowl. Sprinkle baking soda on top of dates. Pour water over dates and let stand until cool.
Preheat oven to 350.
In a mixing bowl, place shortening and 1 c. sugar. Cream together. Add eggs and beat until mixed in. Add. all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour alternately with the date mixture.
Grease an 8x12 inch pan. Pour cake batter into it. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Sprinkle chopped walnuts on top. Sprinkle about 2 tsps. of granulated sugar on top. Bake for 40 minutes or until done. These freeze well. Cut them first.




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