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English Walnut Date Cake

This has been a favorite of my husband's since I can long remember. His mother always manages to bake him one every year (she's 75) for Christmas......though she claims it's always his last.

English Walnut Date Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds dates, pitted and chopped 2 pounds English walnuts, coarsely chopped 1 cup white sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 4 egg yolks 4 egg whites

Instructions

1 Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.

2 In a large bowl, combine dates, walnuts, sugar, baking powder and flour. Stir in egg yolks. In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold the whites into the fruit/nut mixture until no streaks remain. Spoon into prepared pan.

3 Bake in the preheated oven for 90 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

Comments (1)

is this dense or light and airy?
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