Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 320 degrees F. (160 C).
  • Line an 8" cake tin with baking paper.
  • Combine chopped dates, raisins and baking soda in a large bowl.
  • Pour in the boiling water, stir.
  • Leave to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Add the sugar and stir to dissolve.
  • Fold in the sifted flour and baking powder until just combined.
  • Don't overmix at this point or the loaf will be tough.
  • Place dough into a loaf pan (no instruction on original recipe from Lizzie!).
  • Bake for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours OR until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Leave in tin to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Turn out onto cooling rack.

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  • lacrenshaw 5 years ago
    tee hee... somehow knew you'd like it, sherry. Thanks for the 5, mf.
    Lorraine
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    Mmmmmmmmmmmm i really like this one yummy .........

    thanks
    five plus

    tink
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  • lacrenshaw 5 years ago
    You guys are too kind! I thank you for the fives, midge and julia and momo. Enjoy!
    Lorraine
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    wow awsome recipe depreesion cake no doubt but delicous thanks high5
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Very interesting recipe! Love dates, this looks wonderful!
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    " It was excellent "
    midgelet ate it and said...
    I love the best and basics!
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