Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

I adore Maida Heatter's recipes -- I've never found a bad one yet. This is another superb one, perfect for early autumn enjoyment.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Butter a 10"x5" loaf pan and spritz with baking spray. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cloves. Set aside.
  3. In large bowl, beat eggs just to mix. Add sugar and oil and beat lightly just to mix.
  4. Mix in the pumpkin puree and dates.
  5. Add sifted dry ingredients, and mix only until they are smoothly incorporated.
  6. Stir in the walnuts.
  7. Turn into prepared pan and smooth top. Bake 1-1/2 hours. (If you use two smaller pans, bake 65-70 minutes.).
  8. Cool in pan for 15 minutes. Invert pan and let cake stand until cool. Cake is best if prepared the day before serving.