Date Nut Christmas Cake
  • Cooking Time: 105
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1 1/4 c. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 boxes pitted dates (1 lb.)
  • 4 c. pecans
  1. Beat the whole eggs in a large bowl. Alternate sugar and flour. When you have thoroughly mixed all ingredients, add chopped nuts and dates. Pour in a slightly greased cake pan and bake in a medium oven for 1 hr. and 45 minutes. Use a cake pan with a hole in the center.
I'm so excited to add this recipe to my collection! I went shopping at my favorite used bookstore today and I found this wonderful Florida cookbook from 1938. Yes, 1938. These recipes are just fantastic and I can't wait to try more but for now I'll just give you this one. Very heavy and rich. Definately not for the "light hearted". This is one of those cakes that just makes the whole house smell like grandma's in the kitchen! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did... I'll be adding more wonderful "old" recipes shortly!!!