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
  • 6
  • ·
    juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 tsp

How to Make Hermit Cake


  1. Combine 1 cup flour, dates and nuts; mix well.
  2. Sift remaining flour with baking powder, salt and spices.
  3. Cream butter and sugar well; add eggs, 1 at a time.
  4. Add flour mixture, lemon juice and vanilla; mix well.
  5. Pour batter over date mixture; mix with hands.
  6. Pour into tube cake pan.
  7. Bake 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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About Hermit Cake

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

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