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date nut cake

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a recipe by
Elizabeth Stephenson
Beatty, NV

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.

★★★★★ 1
serves 32 slices
prep time 35 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For date nut cake

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

How To Make date nut cake

  • 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.

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