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Date Crumb Cake

Today I made a crumb cake with dates and walnuts. It’s called Date Crumb Cake which I got from Taste of Home 🙂


* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 cup sugar
* 3/4 cup shortening
* 2 eggs, lightly beaten
* 1 cup buttermilk
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 3/4 cup chopped dates
* 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

In a bowl, combine flour and sugar. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; set aside 1 cup for topping. To the remaining crumb mixture, add eggs, buttermilk, baking powder and baking soda; beat until smooth. Fold in dates and walnuts.
Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 12-15 servings.

The only thing I changed in this recipe was adding more dates (they’re huge fans of dates here at home) I increased the amount to a cup or a little more than that. I like to have a lot of filling in my bars. I hope you enjoy. This one was very easy to do.