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Date and Pecan Snacking Cake

This cake is delicious, it's a good snack anytime. It would be great for breakfast too.
We bought dates when we were in Palm Springs and I made sure I had extra for the freezer for future use.
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs 
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped finely
  • 3/4 cup pecans, toasted
  1. Beat butter and sugar on medium speed, mixture will be crumbly.
  2. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla, and beat until creamy and well combined.
  3. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt, and gradually add into creamed mixture until combined.
  4. Fold in dates and pecans.
  5. Spread batter into a greased 10" x 15" pan.
  6. Bake in a 350ยบ oven for 25 minutes until golden brown. 
  7. Serve as is or dust with icing sugar.
  8. Freezes well.


  1. Love dates and nuts together. Yummy looking cake. Sammie

  2. This reminds me of something my Grandma made years ago. She called them "Chinese Chews" and rolled each bar in powdered sugar. We loved them.


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