Date Cake

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Simple coffee cake with a wonderful flavor and unique broiled topping.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 ½ cups raisins
  • ¾ cup dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • Step 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch square pan. In a saucepan, combine water and raisins. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in chopped dates and baking soda. Set aside.
  • Step 2
    In a large bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter and 3/4 cup white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour, salt and date mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Step 3
    Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove cake from oven, and set oven to Broil.
  • Step 4
    Make Topping: In a saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons of butter. Stir in brown sugar, cream and chopped nuts. Spread mixture over warm cake and place under broiler until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Watch carefully – it burns easily under the broiler. Cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 366.3
% Daily Value *
Protein: 8 %
Carbohydrates: 17 %
Dietary Fiber: 8 %
Sugars: 
Fat: 26 %
Saturated Fat: 42 %
Cholesterol: 22 %
Vitamin A Iu: 9 %
Niacin Equivalents: 15 %
Vitamin B6: 5 %
Vitamin C: 1 %
Folate: 10 %
Calcium: 3 %
Iron: 8 %
Magnesium: 7 %
Potassium: 5 %
Sodium: 10 %
Thiamin: 16 %

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