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Date Cake

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  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pitted dates 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  All purpose flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Pound (1/2 cup)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Date frosting 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (adjust quantity as needed)

Preheat oven to 350°.
Grease a 9-inch square baking pan and set aside.
In a 2-quart pan, bring water to a boil.
Add baking soda and stir until dissolved, then add dates and set aside to cool.
Sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt; set aside.
In a bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Pour off water from dates into butter mixture; beat until blended.
Stir in flour mixture.
Stir in dates and vanilla.
Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Transfer pan to a wire rack and let cool completely before frosting.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3572 Calories from Fat 1167

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 132 g203%

Saturated Fat 66.8 g333.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 666.8 mg222.3%

Sodium 2035.9 mg84.8%

Total Carbohydrates 576 g192.1%

Dietary Fiber 18.5 g73.9%

Sugars 404.8 g

Protein 37 g73.4%

Vitamin A 66.9% Vitamin C 1.2%

Calcium 56.8% Iron 73.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Date Cake Recipe