Old Southern Date Cake

This is a vintage recipe which is well over 100 years old.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 packages seeded dates
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 quart (4 cups) pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Heat oven to 275 degrees F. Grease a loaf pan.
  2. Combine ingredients except pecans and vanilla extract; mix well.
  3. Add pecans and vanilla extract.
  4. Bake for 1 hour.

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