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Date Coffee Cake



  • 1/3 cup mashed banana
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 3 cups unbleached white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped dates


  • 1/3 cup chopped dates
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup flaked coconut


  1. Cake: Beat together mashed banana and cutter until creamy.
  2. Add eggs, vanilla extract and water; beat.
  3. Measure in flour, baking soda and baking powder, and beat well.
  4. Stir in chopped dates.
  5. Spoon batter into a greased and floured 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Spread batter evenly in pan.
  6. Topping: Combine ingredients and sprinkle over batter.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean.
  8. Cool on a wire rack.

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