Aunt Isabel's Bishop's Cake

Recipe by Sweetiebarbara
READY IN: 1hr 30mins




  • Chop the dates, pecans, and cherries and set aside in individual prep bowls.
  • Dust dates lightly with about 1 teasp. flour or less.
  • Combine eggs and butter.
  • Sift together dry ingredients and add to egg mixture.
  • Stir in other ingredients one at a time, first the dates, then pecans, then cherries, and last the chocolate chips.
  • Make sure to stir thoroughly after each addition.
  • Pour into greased loaf pan, I used Pam and then lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake 325 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. (I baked it for 1 3/4 hours).
  • Let it rest and cool! The first time I tried to take it out of the pan -- I cannot begin to tell you of the mess I made. Then I decided it was not done, as I had only baked it 1 1/4 hours, so I tried to stuff it pack into the pan. That was not easy, but I did it, baked it another hour, and pried it out after letting it cool. It was ugly all the way around, but very good! So good that I am making lots more for sharing.