Sunday, November 20, 2011

Fruit Cake (Dates, cherries, pineapple and walnuts)

1 cup dates

1 1/2 cups boiled water

1 1/2 cups sugar
2 Tbs. melted butter
2 egg

1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp cinnamon 
1/4 tsp ground allspice
2  cups flour 

1 small jar maraschino cherries
4 pineapple rings, diced 
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Pour the boiling water over the dates into blender. Let sit while mixing other

Cream together the sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla. Blend dates and water in blender until creamy.  Add to sugar mixture. Add dry ingredients mixing well.  Fold in cherries, pineapple and nuts
Pour into a greased bundt pan or two loaf pans.  
Bake for 55 to 60 min. on a 350degree oven.  Less baking time is required for loaf pans.

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