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Recipe help - date cake

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grassisjeweled Tue 24-Nov-20 01:34:02

Here's the recipe :

1 pkg. dates (cut in sm. pieces) or ready chopped
Soak in 1 cup boiling water until soft.
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. shortening
1 c. sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tbsp. salt
1 apple, peeled and chopped fine
1/2 c. nuts
Bake in greased and floured tube pan at 325 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

I'm guessing I just mix it all together? Surely 1 tsp shortening is not enough? No idea what a tube pan is : loaf pan?

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HeronLanyon Tue 24-Nov-20 02:15:10

Mist cake recipes would follow this order -
Mix (fork) flour baking soda baking powder and salt in one bowl.
Mix all others (not dates and apple And nuts) In a separate bowl.
Stir in apple and date and nuts into wet bowl.
Slowly (bit by bit maybe quarter at a time) add dry to wet, stirring it in roughly. Don’t over mix.
Have you googled tube tin ? No idea what this is.

HeronLanyon Tue 24-Nov-20 02:18:24

Tube pan looks to be either angel food or kuggelhoff pan - not a loaf pan - needs tube hole in middle.

HeronLanyon Tue 24-Nov-20 02:22:06

the method is in the link you posted just under ingredients - Re read those ingredients eg you forgot the oil etc.
read the recipe !!

grassisjeweled Tue 24-Nov-20 19:40:14

Bake in greased and floured tube pan at 325 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour.


That is literally all I see for the method on the page, Heron? But thanks so much for the breakdown grin

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HeronLanyon Tue 24-Nov-20 21:35:09

Really oddly op it appeared once when I went to another recipe and back (forget the oil think that was another). Find another recipe for it with similar ingredients to check ?

LaurieSchafferIsAllBitterNow Tue 24-Nov-20 21:39:09

there was a bit of a fad for cakes like this a while back...using dates/prune/apples in lieu of fat.

i'd do this like a muffin...all dry ingreds together, all wet ingreds together, add together do not over mix and into the oven with no hanging about.

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