This cake used to appear at all of our holiday celebrations, potlucks and picnics.
I still make it a couple of times a year and remember the old souls who made it for me.
If you try it I know you will enjoy it!
It is easy to make, travels well and disappears quickly!
1 1/2 -2 cups of whole dates cut into pieces, one standard size package, donít drive yourself nuts.
1 cup solid vegetable shortening (I use Crisco)
2 cups boiling water
2 cups sugar
2 t baking soda
1 t salt
1 t vanilla
2 cups AP flour
1 cup roughly chopped walnuts
Mix dates, shortening and boiling water. When the shortening has melted add sugar, eggs, soda, salt vanilla, flour and nuts. Bake in a 9 x 13 pan at 350 degrees for approximately one hour. I start checking after about 50 minutes. Cool to room temperature and frost using your favorite cream cheese frosting recipe. If you can find cream cheese with pineapple in your area use that instead of plain cream cheese.