Grandma's Banana Date Cake

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
YIELD: 1 loaf
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease well a 9 by 5 by 3 inch loaf pan.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, soda, and salt.
  • In large bowl with electrix mixer at high speed, beat butter, granulated sugar, eggs, and vanilla, occasionally scraping side of bowl with scraper, until light and fluffy- about 3 minutes.
  • In small bowl, combine banana and buttermilk.
  • At low speed, beat in flour mixture (in fourths) alternately with banana mixture in 3rds- about 1 minute.
  • Stir in dates and nuts.
  • Bake 1 hour and 10 or 15 minutes.
  • Cool on rack 15 minutes in pan, then turn out on rack until cool.
  • Dust with confectioner's sugar.
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