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Date Cake




  • 1/3 cup mashed bananas
  • 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. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  2. Beat together mashed bananas and butter until creamy.
  3. Add eggs, vanilla extract and water; beat.
  4. Add flour, baking soda and baking powder; beat well.
  5. Stir in chopped dates.
  6. Spoon batter into prepared baking pan.
  7. Combine Topping ingredients and sprinkle over batter.
  8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.


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