Moist Date Cake Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
<br>- 1 teaspoon baking soda
<br>- 1 cup boiling water
<br>- 1 cup white sugar
<br>- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
<br>- 1 cup chopped walnuts
<br>- 1  egg
<br>- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
<br>- 1 pinch salt
<br>- 1 tablespoon butter
<br>- 1 cup buttermilk
<br>- 1 cup white sugar
<br>- 1 pinch salt
<br>- 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
<br>- 1 cup chopped walnuts
<br>- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 C). Grease and flour two 8 inch round cake pans. Set aside. Put dates in a bowl with soda and pour boiling water on top. Set a side.
<br>step 2: In a large mixing bowl, mix together 1 cup sugar, 2 1/2 cups flour and 1 cup chopped walnuts. Add egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla, pinch of salt and tablespoon butter. Mix to combine. Finally, stir in chopped dates with liquid. Mix well. Pour batter into prepared pans.
<br>step 3: Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Cake will pull away from sides of pans and be golden brown.
<br>step 4: In a medium saucepan, combine buttermilk, 1 cup sugar, pinch of salt and 4 tablespoons flour. Cook on medium heat until thickened. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla and remaining cup of walnuts.
<br>step 5: Spread mixture between layers and on top of cake. Let filling run down the sides of cake.
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Ingredients
- 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions
step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 C). Grease and flour two 8 inch round cake pans. Set aside. Put dates in a bowl with soda and pour boiling water on top. Set a side.
step 2: In a large mixing bowl, mix together 1 cup sugar, 2 1/2 cups flour and 1 cup chopped walnuts. Add egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla, pinch of salt and tablespoon butter. Mix to combine. Finally, stir in chopped dates with liquid. Mix well. Pour batter into prepared pans.
step 3: Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Cake will pull away from sides of pans and be golden brown.
step 4: In a medium saucepan, combine buttermilk, 1 cup sugar, pinch of salt and 4 tablespoons flour. Cook on medium heat until thickened. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla and remaining cup of walnuts.
step 5: Spread mixture between layers and on top of cake. Let filling run down the sides of cake.

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