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Date and Nut Cake (Ga's Fruit Cake) Recipe

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This recipe for Date and Nut Cake (Ga's Fruit Cake) is from CHARLES FAMILY COOKBOOK, one of the cookbooks created at We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!


1 1/4 c. boiling water
1 pkg. chopped dates
1 pkg. golden raisins
1 t. baking soda
1 stick butter
1 1/3 c. sugar
3 eggs
spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice)
2 c. flour
1 lb. candied cherries and pineapple
1 1/2 - 2 c. chopped nuts

Pour boiling water over dates, raisins and soda. Let cool. Beat butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and spices together, then stir in cooled mixture. Add flour gradually. Add fruits and nuts. Pour in well greased pan lined with waxed paper. If this is a bundt pan, bake at 325 for 1 - 1 hours. If you use 2 loaf pans bake at 325 for 45-60 minutes.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This was a recipe for a plain date and nut cake, but over time changed into a cakey fruit cake. Ga always made a cream cheese/butter frosting to put on top.




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