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Missionary Picnic Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Missionary Picnic Cake, by , is from Joan Gamble's Heritage Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!

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1 1/4 cup dates (cut up)
1 1/2 cup boiling water
1 tsp soda
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs beaten
2 2/3 cup sifted flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 small pkg chocolate chips

In a small bowl put dates, boiling water and soda, allow to cool, cream together shortening to sugar, add eggs and beat until fluffy, stir in sifted dry ingredients and dates mixture, then vanilla.
Pour into greased, dripper cake pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar, nut and chocolate chips.

Bake at 350 for 40 to 45 minutes




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