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Grandma's Banana Date Cake

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“Old fashioned, this is from my Family Recipe Box. From the Family Recipe Box, in Grandma's handwriting and dated 3/13/76. Attributed to "Schopf."”
1hr 15mins
1 loaf

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease well a 9 by 5 by 3 inch loaf pan.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder, soda, and salt.
  4. In large bowl with electrix mixer at high speed, beat butter, granulated sugar, eggs, and vanilla, occasionally scraping side of bowl with scraper, until light and fluffy- about 3 minutes.
  5. In small bowl, combine banana and buttermilk.
  6. At low speed, beat in flour mixture (in fourths) alternately with banana mixture in 3rds- about 1 minute.
  7. Stir in dates and nuts.
  8. Bake 1 hour and 10 or 15 minutes.
  9. Cool on rack 15 minutes in pan, then turn out on rack until cool.
  10. Dust with confectioner's sugar.

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