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Date Cake Torte

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Ingredients

1 cup dates, chopped
1 cup boiling water
1 large tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg, beaten
1-1/2 cups flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Topping:
1 cup chopped dates
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup cold water

Instructions

Heat, mix and cool first four ingredients. Add remaining ingredients. Use a square glass pan, greased and floured. Bake at 350 degrees. Test for doneness in the middle of cake with tookpick or tester. Baking time differs with different ovens. When cakes tests done, take out of oven and cover with topping. Combine topping ingredients and boil until syrupy. Spread over cake. Cut into squares and serve with whipped cream.

Charlotte Scott
Rock Island, Illinois




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