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Date Cake

nanniesue

This cake becomes more moist each day that it is covered. This recipe was my Grandmother's and we always had this cake at Christmas. I know the recipe is at least 60 years old.

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  • Calories:
  • 458 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 15.9 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 74.3g
  • 24%
  • Protein:
  • 8.1 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 223 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 C). Grease and flour two 8 inch round cake pans. Set aside. Put dates in a bowl with soda and pour boiling water on top. Set a side.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together 1 cup sugar, 2 1/2 cups flour and 1 cup chopped walnuts. Add egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla, pinch of salt and tablespoon butter. Mix to combine. Finally, stir in chopped dates with liquid. Mix well. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Cake will pull away from sides of pans and be golden brown.
  4. In a medium saucepan, combine buttermilk, 1 cup sugar, pinch of salt and 4 tablespoons flour. Cook on medium heat until thickened. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla and remaining cup of walnuts.
  5. Spread mixture between layers and on top of cake. Let filling run down the sides of cake.
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GOLDAPEARL1
30
2/2/2005

Since I bake alot,I really should have paid more attention to the ingrediants.A tablespoon of butter is not enough oil for this cake.And 4 tablespoons of flour in a icing?And that is what the icing tastes like.Flour.I actually used less that the recipe called for and still,thats the taste.Dry,flour tasting,not good at all.Possible the worst cake I have ever baked.

LORAC
22
5/26/2003

this recipe was given to me many, many years ago. i was delighted to see that someone else had it and enjoys it as much as i do. it's really one of the best cakes that i have made. all cake lovers must try it. it deserves 10 stars.

SWEET TOOF
12
11/3/2003

Although the cake is good, I wouldn't give it 5 stars. It didn't "wow me" as I thought it would. My husband really liked it and we both agree that it is the icing that makes it. I feel that it isn't really moist enough right after the baking process. The cake is predominantly a nut cake and not a date cake. The dates only seem to accent it, which isn't unusual as the recipe calls for 2 cups on nuts and only 1 cup of dates. As it stands, I have to say that taste is entirely a personal matter and I can only speak for myself. It tastes fine, but I prefer a meatier tecture when it comes to a date cake.