Hermit Cake

Hermit Cake Recipe

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Billie Neal


This recipe comes from a 1968 recipe book titled,"Favorite Recipes From Church of GOD Ladies". Each of the recipes has the ladies' name and home town and I will include this with the recipe and if you know or are related to this person, I would really like to know. The recipes I post from this cookbook are ones I have tried and really like or are unusual due to ingredients or possibly due to the number of recipes with the same name but are different in some way. I hope you enjoy.
I know some the recipes are really lacking in some or all areas, but I am posting them as they are in the cookbook


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5 c
1 lb
dates, chopped
1 1/3
round nuts, chopped
2 tsp
baking powder
2 tsp
2 tsp
2 tsp
1 lb
3 c
brown sugar
juice of 1 lemon
4 tsp

How to Make Hermit Cake


  • 1Combine 1 cup flour, dates and nuts; mix well.
  • 2Sift remaining flour with baking powder, salt and spices.
  • 3Cream butter and sugar well; add eggs, 1 at a time.
  • 4Add flour mixture, lemon juice and vanilla; mix well.
  • 5Pour batter over date mixture; mix with hands.
  • 6Pour into tube cake pan.
  • 7Bake in 275-degree oven for 2 hours and 45 minutes.

    Mrs. Frances Nickell
    Marfrance Church of God LWWB
    Marfrance, West Virginia

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Course/Dish: Cakes
Hashtags: #nuts, #dates

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