Total Time
40mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Stir dates, pecans, and soda into hot water; set aside to cool.
  2. Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed of an electric mixer.Add egg, and beat well.
  3. Combine flour and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with fruit-nut mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture.Stir in vanilla.
  4. Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 28-ounce fruit cans. Bake at 350F for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Cool in cans 10 minutes; remove and let cool on wire racks.

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