Dark Secret


1 cup chopped dates

1 cup chopped pecans

3 eggs

1 cup sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla

3 tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

4 oranges, peeled and cut up

3 bananas, sliced

1 cup sugar

1 cup whipping cream

red & green maraschino cherries chopped for Christmas garnish


Mix dates and pecans. Break 3 eggs into mixture. Add sugar and vanilla and mix well. Add flour and baking powder and mix. Pour into greased 9x13 baking pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

Mix oranges and bananas with 1 cup sugar. Let stand 10 minutes.

Cool and break cake into pieces onto platter. Spread fruit mixture over broken pieces. Whip cream and spread over top of fruit.

For Christmas, garnish with chopped red & green maraschino cherries.


Notes: December 1997