Date Cake

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This moist and fluffy cake is full of soft dates and crunchy walnuts. Its perfectly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and a hint of nutmeg. 



1 1/2 Cups Dates (Pitted and Chopped)

1 1/4 Cup Boiling Water

1/2 TBSP Baking Soda

1 Cup Sugar

3/4 Cup Vegetable Oil

3 Eggs

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

2 1/4 Cups Flour

1 TBSP Baking Powder

2 tsp Cinnamon

1/4 tsp Cloves

1/2 tsp Ginger

1/2 tsp Nutmeg

Dash of Salt

3/4 Cup Chopped Walnuts

1/3 Cup Milk


Preheat your oven to 375 F. Butter and Flour a 9×13 Pan.

Chop the dates and sprinkle with the baking soda. Cover with the boiling water and set aside.

Beat the sugar and oil. Add the eggs one by one. Add the vanilla.

Sift the flour and add to the egg and sugar mixture. Add the baking powder, spices and salt.

Fold the flour and spices into the egg mixture. Once combined, add the date and water mixture and carefully fold them in.

Finally, fold in the chopped walnuts and milk.

Bake on the lowest rack for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5 min before removing from pan. You can also just slice and serve straight from the pan! Enjoy!