First off, this delightful date nut pudding. It's really a moist cake, but I highly recommend it. My mother-in-law served this cake to me many moons ago and I flipped! It was so good! She adds a dollop of cool whip or whipped cream but it's great without.
It took her years to give me the family recipe. I think she wanted to make sure I was a "keeper!" Ha!
I always forget about this cake and everyone loves it. It was my husband's paternal grandmother's recipe.
1 cup boiling water
1 tsp. baking soda
7oz. chopped dates (the dry kind)
Mix this together and let stand while you do the next step.
1 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. softened or melted butter
Cream together until mixed. I just use a spoon.
1-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
The recipe says sift together, but I'm lazy and don't.
Mix everything together. The batter is kind of thin. Add 1 cup chopped nuts. I use walnuts.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.