Date Cake Recipe

Date Cake picture

Summary

Health IndexJust EnjoyCuisine
CourseDish

Ingredients

 Chopped dates1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Boiling water1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Shortening1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Vanilla1 Teaspoon
 Egg1 Large
 Sifted all purpose flour1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Soda1 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Chopped california walnuts1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4006 Calories from Fat 1652

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 191 g293.5%

Saturated Fat 36 g180%

Trans Fat 13.5 g

Cholesterol 211.5 mg

Sodium 1948.2 mg81.2%

Total Carbohydrates 561 g187.1%

Dietary Fiber 30.7 g122.6%

Sugars 374.7 g

Protein 36 g72.9%

Vitamin A 5.4% Vitamin C 1.8%

Calcium 25.4% Iron 92.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Combine dates with water; cool to room temperature.
Stir shortening to soften.
Gradually add sugar; cream thoroughly.
Add vanilla and egg; beat well.
Sift flour, soda, and salt together 2 times; add to creamed mixture alternately with date mixture, beating after each addition.
Add nuts.
Bake in greased 13x9x2 inch pan in moderate oven (350°) 25 to 30 minutes.
Choco Date Cake: In Date Cake recipe above, sift 2 tablespoons cocoa with dry ingredients and omit nuts from batter.
Pour into greased 13x9x2 inch pan; sprinkle with the nuts and 1/2 to 1 CUP semisweet chocolate pieces.
Bake as above.
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