Date Cake with Sour Cream Topping

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Cathy Leslie, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. Cathy Leslie

    Cathy Leslie Guest

    Date Cake with Sour Cream Topping

    purchased from Stahl Estate in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Notation indicates this
    came from a 1954 newspaper clipping, but I don't have the source
    information

    1-1/3 cups cake flour
    1 cup light brown sugar
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 tablespoon unsalted butter
    1 cup chopped pecans
    1 cup chopped dates
    1 cup boiling water
    1 beaten egg

    Cream butter and add the dry ingredients. Pour boiling water over
    dates and let sit for five minutes. Add nuts, dates and water to
    dry mixture. Mix well. Stir in beaten egg. Pour into greased
    square pan and bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Let cool and cover with
    topping.

    Topping:

    1 cup light brown sugar
    1/2 cup sour cream
    1 cup finely chopped dates

    Boil the brown sugar and sour cream together for about 10 minutes on
    low heat. Add the dates and boil for 5 minutes longer. Let cool and
    spread on cooled cake.

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