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Date Cake

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Ingredients
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pitted dates 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  All-purpose flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), unsifted
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Pound
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Date frosting 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

Sugar until creamy.
Add eggs and process for 30 seconds.
Scrape sides of bowl with a spatula, then process for 1 minute or until light and creamy.
Add flour mixture and process with 3 on-off bursts.
Pour off cooled date water into batter and process with 2 on-off bursts.
Add vanilla and dates and process with 2 on-off bursts or just until dates are chopped.
Do not over process.
Pour into a greased 9-inch-square pan and bake in a 350° oven for 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool cake in pan, then serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Date
Interest: 
Kids
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes

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