Date Cake

You don’t really think about fruit cake these days, except at Christmas time, but this recipe for date cake from the elusive Anne reminds us that cakes need not be chocolate or white cake alone. Checking into the family tree again, Gram did have an Aunt Anna – her father’s sister. I need to do more work on this part of the family…in all my spare time.

Date Cake (Aunt Anne)


1 3/4 cups rolled oats – grind fine

1 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 c brown sugar

3/4 c shortening


1 c sugar

1 c water

1/2 lb chopped dates

Cook til thick.

Mix the above (#1) & reserve 1 c. Spread the rest thin in a cake pan. Then put in second mixture (#2). Then top with reserved cupful and bake.

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