Date Nut Cake Recipe

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Date Nut Cake

Elizabeth Stephenson

By
@Nonnie54

I grew up in CT. One year, my grandparents went to CA to visit my grandmothers sister and family. When they returned from their trip, my grandmother had this new recipe from CA for us to try. She was clever. Instead of calling it by its name, "date nut cake", she called it the CA nut cake. She knew we would not want to try it otherwise. I make it every year at the holiday time, because thats what she always did.


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Serves:

32 slices

Prep:

35 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

in the original recipe, the ingredients were not listed as in your usual recipe. i am following what my grandmother gave me.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In small bowl, pour 1 1/2 cups boiling water over 8 oz. chopped dates. Stir in 1/2 tsp. baking soda.
2
In large bowl, cream 1 cup sugar and 3/4 cup room temp butter. Blend in 2 eggs and beat well.
3
Add 1 3/4 cups flour, 3/4 tsp. baking soda and 1/2 cup chopped nuts. Mix well. Add date mixture to this and mix. (it will be loose)
4
Pour into 9x13 prepared pan. Sprinkle 1/4 cup sugar over top of cake, then, 1/2 cup chopped nuts over sugar and finally 1 cup chocolate chips on top. -DO NOT MIX-
5
Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American