Halloween Date Cake
|Shortening||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Ground cinnamon||1 Tablespoon|
|Ground cloves||1⁄2 Tablespoon|
|Warm water||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Flour||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Baking soda||1 Tablespoon|
|Dates||1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped|
|Walnuts||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped|
Place first six ingredients in a saucepan in order listed.
Slowly bring to a boil and boil 30 seconds.
Measure and sift together flour and baking soda.
Stir into cooled spice liquid, beating well.
Fold in dates and nuts.