Tanya's Date Cake

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Grandma's date cake was a favorite treat my brother and I enjoyed as children.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
1 8-inch round cake

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces dates, pitted

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 3 eggs, beaten

  • ¾ cup hot water, or as needed

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8-inch round springform pan.

  2. Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Add dates and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Drain dates and transfer to a food processor. Puree dates into a smooth paste.

  3. Sift together flour and baking soda into a large bowl. Stir in chopped walnuts until combined and set aside.

  4. Beat together butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Slowly add beaten eggs, allowing them to thoroughly blend into the butter mixture. Stir in ground dates and mix until combined. Pour in flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until just incorporated. Add 3/4 cup hot water or as needed to thin the batter into a pourable consistency. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.

  5. Bake cake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

738 Calories
40g Fat
91g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 738
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 51%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 174mg 58%
Sodium 465mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 91g 33%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 58g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 371mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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