This cake is perfect for smaller families because of the keeping quality. I baked it for our Sunday dinner and we finished it up on Thursday and honestly it was just as good on the last day, as the first.
It is wonderful plain, but of course, a bit of whipped cream or vanilla bean ice cream never hurts!
|Perfect Date Cake.|
Perfect Date Cake
adapted from: A Cake Bakes in Brooklyn
1 c chopped dates
1 t baking soda
1 c boiling water
1/2 c butter
1 c sugar
1 1/2 c flour
1/2 t salt
1 t cinnamon
1/8 t cloves
2 t vanilla
Pour boiling water over the dates and baking soda, let stand until cool.
Cream butter and sugar beat in egg and continue to beat until creamy.
Whisk together the flour spices and salt. Add half to the creamed butter along with half of the cooled date mixture. Combine until mixed (do not beat), repeat with remaining flour mixture and date mixture and the vanilla.
Turn into a prepared 9-inch pan, bake 35-45 minutes or until done in your oven.
Let cool, sprinkle with confectioners sugar if desired.
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