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My mother-in-law always whipped up this old-fashioned dessert at Thanksgiving and Christmas. My husband and I enjoy the chewy dates and sweet thick syrup drizzled on top. It's impossible to resist a second helping.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
9
Yield:
9 servings
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, bring 1 cup brown sugar and water to a boil. Cook and stir for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and add butter; set aside. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and remaining brown sugar. Stir in milk until smooth. add dates and walnuts.

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  • Pour hot brown sugar syrup into an 8-in. square baking dish. Spoon batter over syrup. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center of cake topping comes out clean. Serve warm with whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts

352 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 63.6g; fat 10.9g; cholesterol 22.6mg; sodium 193.9mg. Full Nutrition
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