Pauline's Date Nut Cake

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Melissa Buchanan-Smith

By
@lissak63

Recipe by: Pauline Buchanan Eckenrod, 1914 - 2003

My grandmother Pauline made this cake every Christmas. To this day, it does not feel like Christmas unless one of us makes one.

Lisa Spivey,
North Carolina

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The smell of the Test Kitchen was so amazing while this date nut cake baked, I anxiously awaited the timer to go off so I could have a taste. The combination of dates and nuts is amazing and they're evenly distributed throughout the cake. I was curious how the cake was going to turn out since there is no liquid added. The very thick batter results in a rich and delicious cake! The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
10
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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1 qt
pecans
1 qt
chopped fresh dates
1 c
self-rising flour, plus flour to dust
1 c
sugar
2 stick
butter, softened unsalted
2
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla

How to Make Pauline's Date Nut Cake

Step-by-Step

  • 1Dust pecans & dates with flour. Shake off excess. Set aside.

    Note: I like my dates cut fairly small.
  • 2Mix together; flour, sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla.

    Combine pecan and date to mixture. This will be very stiff. ***DO NOT ADD LIQUID.

    Note: dough is so stiff you may wish to mix with your hands.
  • 3Using a bundt pan, butter and flour pan. Add the dough.
  • 4Place a pan of water on the rack below the bunt pan to keep it moist.

    Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Let cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.

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About Pauline's Date Nut Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Heirloom




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