Chuck Fuson, Granger, Iowa, sends a recipe that sounds fairly close to Inell’s request. He writes, “This is a recipe my mother made about every Christmas when I was younger (1940s). Don’t know if it is what you are looking for, but it is one of my favorite cakes (very rich).”
Celebrate the Holidays With Christmas Cake Recipes
Date Walnut Cake Recipe
1 package dates, finely chopped
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup boiling water
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon, optional
1 cup walnut meats
Heat oven to 350°F.
Combine dates and baking soda; pour boiling water over top and let stand awhile.
Combine sugar, butter, eggs, baking powder, cinnamon (if desired), nuts, and enough flour to make thick batter.
Pour into baking dish; bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until done.
Coconut Frosting Recipe
2 cups chopped dates
2 cups chopped nuts
2 cups water
2 heaping tablespoons flour
Combine dates, nuts, water and flour; add coconut to your liking. In saucepan over medium heat, cook until thick. Spread over cake while hot.