Wow - this cake is amazing!!! It is so moist and not overly sweet -- the bananas really come through with the crunch of the pecans and the bits of dates. Now I know what to do with my slightly over-ripe bananas. I have been making cakes these last several days and plan to share them with my neighbors, but I am so tempted to keep this one just for us!! Just kidding, I will share it with my friends since I know where the secret recipe is kept -- I will definitely make this one again!!! Great holiday cake, but then again, great everyday cake too. Made for Newest Zaar Tag, November, 2011.