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Grandma George


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A fun and easy way to package great gifts for giving
Give jars by themselves or use as the perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion


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~ Old Fashion Date Nut Cake in a Can ~

1 cup pitted dates, chopped
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup boiling water
1 egg
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 cups plus 1 level tbsp flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

6--10 3/4oz empty soup cans

Preheat oven to 325F
Generously grease and flour empty soup cans
and set aside. Place dates in a medium,
heat-proof bowl. Combine baking soda and
boiling water and pour over dates. Set aside
to cool, about 20 minutes. In a large bowl of
an electric mixer, beat egg on high speed until
pale yellow, about 2 minutes. Add sugar and
continue beating for 1 minute. Add cooled date
mixture. In another bowl, sift together flour,
baking powder and salt. Add to date-egg mixture
and beat until well-incorporated. Stir in walnuts
by hand. Divide dough among the 6 prepared cans,
filling them half full. Place cans in oven for
35-40 minutes or until cakes test done
Remove from oven and cool in cans on wire rack
Makes 6 cakes


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ENJOY!!

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