Date and Nut Loaf

Recipe by AlaskaStephanie
READY IN: 1hr 30mins
YIELD: 1 loaf




  • Place the dates in a medium bowl and sprinkle with the baking soda, then pour the boiling water over. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a large loaf pan. The original recipe calls for a 2 pound coffee can, but I never have one of those.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream butter. Stir in sugar, egg, vanilla, spices, and salt.
  • Add half the flour, then stir in the dates.
  • Add remaining flour and nuts.
  • Place batter in prepared pan.
  • Bake until a cake tester comes out clean, usually around 50 minutes to an hour. The original recipe calls for a 90 minute bake time, but I don't think it needs that much time.
  • Cool ten minutes before removing from pan.
  • Slices better the next day.