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    Date Cake

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    1 hr

    15 mins

    45 mins

    Bokenpop aka Madeleine's Note:

    This is one of my sister's contributions to the family cookbook. It makes a deliciously moist cake and is wonderful with a dollop of cream.

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    1. 1
      Put dates in boiling water with baking soda and leave to cool.
    2. 2
      Cream sugar, butter and vanilla extract.
    3. 3
      Add egg and dates and mix in well.
    4. 4
      Add all dry ingredients.
    5. 5
      Place in prepared baking pan and ake at 180C for 45 minutes.
    6. 6
      5 minutes before cake comes out of oven, boil topping ingredients together for 3 minutes.
    7. 7
      Stab cake with knife and pour topping over as it comes out of the oven.
    8. 8
      Serve warm or cool.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 29, 2013


      Don't try this cake! I have made many cakes and this recipe is the worst for date cake. Waste of time!

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    • on January 12, 2010


      the smell is amazing and the taste divine. i once had a recipe for date cake but couldn't find it. my recipe called for brown sugar for both the cake and the sauce so i used it in this one. otherwise kept the same. thanks bunches for posting......

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    Nutritional Facts for Date Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (1239 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 4685.6
    Calories from Fat 2991
    Total Fat 332.4 g
    Saturated Fat 207.1 g
    Cholesterol 1071.8 mg
    Sodium 3973.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 410.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 28.5 g
    Sugars 175.6 g
    Protein 44.9 g

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