Date Cake


2 lbs chopped dates

2 cups boiling water

2 tsps baking soda

2 tbsps butter softened

2 cups sugar

2 tsps cinnamon

1 tspcloves

2 eggs beaten

2 1/2 cups flour

2 cups pecans chopped


Pour boiling water over chopped dates and mix. Add 2 tsp soda to dates at beginning of mixing.
Cream butter, sugar and spices. Add eggs, flour & nuts. Combine all ingredients.
Bake in 2 large greased loaf pans 1-1 1/2 hours at 300 degrees.


Notes: A traditional Christmas gift for friends and the favorite Henley family Christmas Dinner dessert.