Cola Fruit and Date Loaf

READY IN: 1hr 50mins
Recipe by GrandmaIsCooking

--Adopted Recipe-- The original submitter says that this fruity loaf showed up in Coke and Seven-Up cookbooks. The recipe was adapted from "Cooking With Coke" - a publication of the Coca Cola Company. Be sure to make a day ahead of time, because it is best the next day.

Top Review by ChefMightyRich

I don't know why this is called a fruit loaf, as the date IS the fruit, but anyway, this was great and easy to prepare. I used 1 c. nuts instead of the 1/2 c. The dates and nuts are always a great combination and we loved it with the lemon and cinnamon!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit.
  2. Generously grease a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan.
  3. Chop dates.
  4. Heat cola to boiling. Remove from heat and stir in dates, mixing very well.
  5. Stir in sugar and oil. Cool while preparing other ingredients.
  6. Stir dry ingredients together and add to cola mixture. Stir in egg, extract and nuts.
  7. Spoon batter into pan. Bake about 1 hour until cake tests done. Cool on a rack for 20 minutes then remove from pan and wrap.
  8. Store overnight before slicing.

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