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Date Cake

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Ingredients
  Chopped dates 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Boiling water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Egg 1 Large
  Sifted all purpose flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Soda 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Chopped california walnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
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.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Dish: 
Cake

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Nutrition Rank

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 mg70.5%

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

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Date Cake Recipe