|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|
|Butter/Margarine||1⁄4 Pound (1/2 cup)|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|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.
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