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Date Nut Cake
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 eggs, separated
2/3 cup granulated sugar, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 (8 ounce) packages chopped dates
1 pound chopped walnuts
Adjust oven to lowest rack. Grease 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
In bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
In medium bowl beat egg whites until frothy.
Beat in 1/3 cup sugar until light; then add dry ingredients and mix well.
Beat in vanilla extract.
Mix in dates and nuts.
Fold in egg whites.
Bake 1 hour at 375 degrees F; reduce temperature to 300 degrees F and bake 40 minutes more.
Cool in pan 15 minutes.
Turn out on rack; cool completely.
Wrap tightly; can be stored 1 to 3 weeks.
Before serving, sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
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