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DATE and NUT CAKE Recipe

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This recipe for DATE and NUT CAKE, by , is from Grandmother Kathryn's Baking Recipes, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Judith Beck


1 package dates
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup boiling water
4 Tbsps butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1⅔ cups flour
tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
cup nuts

Preheat oven to 350

Pit and cut up dates.
Add soda and boiling water. Let cool
Cream butter and sugar. Add egg.
Sift flour and salt and add to creamed mixture alternately with the dates.
Add the vanilla and nuts.

Bake in a square pan for 30 - 35 minutes
Cut into small pieces and roll in powdered sugar.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe was given to Kathryn by her mother, Ada Baxter.




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