Date Nut Cake

This recipe came from my mother-in-law, Alma T Horne. It is a southern favorite.

Date Nut Cake
Date Nut Cake

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

150

minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

150

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    cup sugar

  • 1

    lb chopped dates

  • 1

    tsp baking powder

  • 1/2

    lb butter

  • 1

    qt pecans

  • 1

    c plain flour

  • 4

    eggs

Directions

Chop nuts and mix with dates. Mix in flour and baking powder. Separate eggs. Beat egg yolks and sugar until light and fluffy. Melt butter, let cool slightly, pour over dates & nuts, mixing well. Add sugar mixture, stirring well. Beat egg whites until fluffy and add to rest of ingredients. Line regular sized loaf pan with Reynolds release foil (release side up). Pour cake batter into pan. Bake at 225 degrees for 2 1/2 hours. May require extra baking time.

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