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Halloween Date Cake

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Ingredients
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  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
Directions

Place first six ingredients in a saucepan in order listed.
Mix well.
Slowly bring to a boil and boil 30 seconds.
Cool.
Measure and sift together flour and baking soda.
Stir into cooled spice liquid, beating well.
Fold in dates and nuts.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Occasion: 
Halloween
Interest: 
Party

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