Aunt Helen's Date Cake

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Difficulty: Medium - experience needed


2 c dates, cut into tiny pieces
2 c hot water
1 c white sugar
1 c brown sugar
2 eggs
3 c flour
1 c nut meats
1 tsp vanilla
4 Tbs butter
pinch salt
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon


Pour hot water over dates. Let stand 5 minutes. Add soda and cinnamon.

Cream together butter, sugar, and salt. Add the well beaten eggs.

Put the baking powder in the flour. Add the flour mixture alternatively with the date mixture into to creamed butter mixture. Add the nuts and the vanilla.

Bake in a moderate oven.


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