Posted by AnonymousThis recipe is over 100 years old and it tastes like hermit cookies. Use only butter in this recipe.
Old Hermit Cake
- 2 cups butter, softened 3 cups packed brown sugar 6 eggs 1 lemon, juiced 4 teaspoons vanilla extract 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 cups dates, pitted and chopped 3 cups chopped walnuts
1 Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).
2 Cream butter and sugar together well. Beat in eggs one at a time. Mix in lemon juice and vanilla. Add remaining ingredients. Stir well.
3 Turn into greased and floured 10 inch angel food tube pan. Bake in oven for about 2 1/2 to 3 hours until an inserted wooden pick comes out clean.