Date Cake

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Ingredients

  • 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

    Topping

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

    Instructions

    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.