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Rating: 3.5 stars
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

My husband's favorite cake. A very easy and fast preparation that smells delightful while cooking.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch pan. In a saucepan, combine dates, boiling water and baking soda. Let stand while mixing the batter.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour, baking powder and chopped walnuts. Stir in the date mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

Nutrition Facts

441 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 58.5g; fat 22.8g; cholesterol 71.7mg; sodium 256.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2005
I have a similar recipe but mine uses only 1 cup of chopped dates. Also I put 1/2 c choc chips in the batter and sprinkled 1/2 c on top - mine was delish! Maybe the author really means 1 cup of dates? (1 lb = 2-1/2 cups pitted dates). But I have to give this 5 because it is so good! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/24/2014
Changed nothing did not enjoy it 1 rating Read More
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2005
I have a similar recipe but mine uses only 1 cup of chopped dates. Also I put 1/2 c choc chips in the batter and sprinkled 1/2 c on top - mine was delish! Maybe the author really means 1 cup of dates? (1 lb = 2-1/2 cups pitted dates). But I have to give this 5 because it is so good! Read More
(14)
Rating: 1 stars
06/24/2014
Changed nothing did not enjoy it 1 rating Read More