Friday, June 29, 2012

Date and Nut Cake

We had beans, squash, onions, and cukes for dinner last night from our garden. I can't believe that I had to haul off over 20 overgrown zukes and cukes and yellow squashes yesterday. Now maybe the plants will produce again. We are still waiting for the tomatoes to ripen. Some of them are huge!

Have you checked out my Pinterest pins lately? I can't believe I am still finding good recipes and ideas.

The house is waiting for a good dust and vacuum, but now back to the cake recipes from Just Plain Cooking by Memaw:

Date and Nut Cake (Memaw's)

2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter or shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup finely cut dates
1/3 to 1/2 cup orange juice

Sift together first four ingredients.
Cream butter and blend in sugar. Add eggs one at a time and heat until light and fluffy. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk. Blend thoroughly. Fold in orange rind, nuts, and dates.
Pour into greased 9 inch tube pan and bake in a moderately slow oven at 325 degrees F for about an hour.
Immediately upon removing from the oven, pour orange juice over cake. Let stand 10 minutes and remove from pan.
Decorate, if desired.

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