Make Holiday Desserts Without Refined Sugars: Date Cake Recipe

Top this online exclusive recipe with dates, walnuts and coconut for a delicious dessert.

| October/November 2010

  • Treat your guests to this tasty date cake made without refined sugars.
    Photo by Fotolia/manyakotic

Date Cake Recipe

• 1/3 cup mashed bananas
• 1/2 cup butter, softened
• 3 large eggs
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 1/4 cups water
• 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1 1/2 cups chopped dates

Toppings:

• 1/3 cup chopped dates
• 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
• 1/3 cup flaked coconut

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 



2. Grease and flour a 9- by 13- by 2-inch baking pan.

3. Mix together mashed bananas and butter until creamy. Add eggs, vanilla and water; beat.  Add flour, baking soda, and baking powder; mix well. Stir in chopped dates. 






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