Date Cake Recipe

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Rose Dailey


This recipe was passed down to me by my Grandma and my Momma.
They gave me my love of cooking :-)

This cake is best after sitting for a day (if you can manage to leave it

my online cookbook:


★★★★★ 2 votes



  • 1 c
    chopped dates* (see note below)
  • 1 c
    wesson oil (grandma said it had to be that brand)
  • 2 c
  • 3
    eggs, beaten
  • 1 c
    pecans, chopped
  • 1 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour, sifted well
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1 tsp

How to Make DATE CAKE


  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Pour into a greased and floured tube pan. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for 55 minutes.
  2. NOTE:
    *Cooked prunes or raisins can be used instead of the dates--or--a combination of these long as it is 1 cup total.

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Course/Dish: Cakes

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