1 cup boiling water
1 cup chopped dates
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sugar
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 cup of chopped dates and 1 teaspoon baking soda.
Mix sugar, mayonnaise, and cocoa; pour into date mixture. Add 2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and walnuts.
Bake at 350-degrees for 45 minutes.
This is a vintage recipe for a classic Date Cake, made with mayonnaise, flour, sugar, dates, and walnuts. This is a perfect cake to serve for breakfast, a light dessert, or an afternoon snack with milk or coffee.