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This recipe makes a big pan perfect for holiday entertaining. Guests always comment on this cake's wonderful old-fashioned flavor. —Shelly Korell, Bayard, Nebraska
MAKES:
12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:
12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

In a mixing bowl, combine flour and sugar. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; set aside 1 cup for topping. To the remaining crumb mixture, add eggs, buttermilk, baking powder and baking soda; beat until smooth. Fold in dates and walnuts.
Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Date Crumb Cake in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p160

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 267 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 137mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour and sugar. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; set aside 1 cup for topping. To the remaining crumb mixture, add eggs, buttermilk, baking powder and baking soda; beat until smooth. Fold in dates and walnuts.
  2. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Date Crumb Cake in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p160

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