Date Christmas Cake


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 lb. English walnuts
  • 1 lb. dates
  • 1/4 lb. candied cherries
  • 1/4 lb. candied pineapple


Chop fruit. Break nuts into pieces (not too small). Roll fruit and nuts in flour, which has been sifted with baking powder. Beat eggs and sugar until thick, then add to fruit and nuts. Bake in an angel food pan or 2 loaf bread pans, greased. Bake in slow oven at 275 degrees F for 1 1/2 hours or longer until cake is golden brown on top. Let stand until perfectly cold before removing from pan.

By Robin from Washington, IA

December 17, 20100 found this helpful

This sounds like my kind of cake Robin. The magic word here is "dates"... We love the wonderful dried fruits like dates, figs etc. and try to use them any way possible. I'll make this cake.

Thank you for sharing.


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December 16, 20140 found this helpful

Hello, does this taste like Christmas fruitcake? By the way I love fruitcake, as I grew up with it even enjoying it as my wedding cake. My British grandma made the cake as she did for so many of her grandchildren. My mom and one sister still make them.;-)

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December 16, 20140 found this helpful

Your cakes sounds wonderful. I'm not too fond of pineapple so might substitute golden raisins. Thanks for posting the recipe.

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