How to make it

  • 1. Cake: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat two 5-3/4 x 3 x 2-1/8-inch mini loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 2. In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar and salt. Set aside.
  • 3. Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add dates, shortening, baking soda and vanilla. Stir until shortening is melted. Remove from heat; stir into dry ingredients. Add egg and beat with a wooden spoon until all ingredients are combined. Stir in walnuts.
  • 4. Divide between prepared loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes. Turn out onto rack; cool completely.
  • 5. Frosting: Heat broiler. In a small saucepan, melt butter and sugar. Stir in cream and coconut. Spread frosting equally over the two loaves. Broil for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes until lightly browned. Let loaves cool completely.
  • 6. To present as a gift, place cooled cake in decorative tin or wrap in pretty paper.

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    " It was excellent "
    kytigger ate it and said...
    I will be trying this it has all the right ingredients. Thanks for sharing. Donna
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    ohhh wow thats very pretty looking and yummy ill bet ...thank you

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    " It was excellent "
    mrsc543 ate it and said...
    Funny you should post this now....last week I was thinking that I haven't made date nut bread in years. My recipe never had such a delightful frosting. Sounds yummy!
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