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Date Cake

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serves/makes:   8

recipe id: 15742

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8 ounces dates
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt


Chop dates into small pieces. Sprinkle with baking soda and cover with the water. Let mixture cool. Cream shortening and sugar together; add egg, walnuts and vanilla, and beat well.

Add date mixture and mix well. Add flour sifted with the salt. Bake in 9 X 5 loaf pan at 325F degrees for 45 to 50 minutes.

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325 calories, 7 grams fat, 63 grams carbohydrates, 6 grams protein per serving.
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I tried this recipe but it wouldn't get done in the middle, instead it burned on the outside with the inside raw. I'm wondering if the date/water mixture should have been drained? I c water with on l l/2 c flour might be the problem. I ended up by tossing the semi/burned cake out.

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