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Old Fashioned Date and Nut Cakes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Generously grease and flour empty soup cans and set aside.
  2. Place dates in a medium, heat-proof bowl.
  3. Combine baking soda and boiling water and pour over dates. Set aside to cool, about 20 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl of an electric mixer, beat egg on high speed until pale yellow, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add sugar and continue beating for 1 minute. Add cooled date mixture.
  6. In another bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to date-egg mixture and beat until well-incorporated.
  7. Stir in walnuts by hand.
  8. Divide dough among the 6 prepared cans, filling them half full.
  9. Place cans in a preheated 325 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until cakes test done.
  10. Remove from oven and cool in cans on wire rack.

Yield: 6 cakes


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