Ingredients for Date Cake Recipe
½ package dates, chopped
1 Teaspoon baking soda
1 Tablespoon butter
1 Cup boiling water
1 Cup sugar
1½ Cups flour
1 Teaspoon baking powder
Pour boiling water over dates, soda and butter. Cream the sugar and egg. Add flour, and baking powder. Then add date mixture. Put in a loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
By Margaret Bytwerk
“Kitchen Kompanion; Recipes by Members of Lansing Reformed Church”; Ladies Christian Fellowship Lansing, Michigan;
Notes: This Date cake recipe was chosen for the ingredients and simplicity. It did not take a lot of flour. This made an airy cake that was on the border between a meringue and a French macaron. It deserves to be served with tea. It’s a sweet cake. I made this cake in December, when other food bloggers were making their variations of Date Nut Bread. I used maybe 6 ounces from an 8 ounce bag of cut dates. (Found at Aldi) This was a first time try of the recipe.
Bonus Recipe for Topping a Date Cake:
1/2 package of dates, chopped, 1/2 cup sugar, 3/4 cup boiling water. Boil 15 minutes. Put on top of the cake as soon as it is out of the oven.
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