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Canadian Rum Cake

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Ingredients
  Dates 1 Pound, pitted
  Walnuts 1 Pound, shelled
  Butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Firmly packed light brown sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Boiling water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 3 , well beaten
  Sifted all purpose flour 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Rum 2 Tablespoon
Directions

Chop dates and walnuts.
Cream butter and sugar until well blended.
Add dates and nuts.
Mix soda with water and pour over first mixture.
Add eggs.
Stir in flour and salt, beating until smooth.
Add rum and blend well.
Turn into greased pan (13 x 9 x 2 inches) and bake in preheated slow oven (300°F.) for 1 1/2 hours.
Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove from pan.
May be frosted with Rum Glaze, if desired.
Makes 10 to 12 servings.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Canadian
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Holiday
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Date
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
100 Minutes
Ready In: 
130 Minutes
Servings: 
12

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