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The frosting for this fruity spice cake is a mixture of sour cream and whipping cream sweetened with sugar and a hint of almond extract.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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prep:
45 mins
cool:
10 mins
bake:
25 mins at 350°
stand:
15 mins
Servings:
12
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Date and Spice Cake

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Directions

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  • Let eggs and butter stand at room temperature 30 minutes. In small bowl combine dates and boiling water to cover. Let stand 15 minutes; drain and set aside.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans. In bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and spices; set aside.

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  • In 4-quart bowl beat butter on medium to high speed 30 seconds. Beat in sugars and vanilla until combined. Add eggs one at a time, beating 1 minute after each. In bowl stir together half-and-half and molasses. Alternately add flour mixture and molasses mixture to egg mixture; beat on low after each until combined (may appear curdled). Stir in dates. Spread batter in prepared pans.

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  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on rack 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely.

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  • Prepare Sour Cream Frosting. Place one layer flat side up on plate; spread 2/3 cup frosting. Stack second layer flat side up; spread remaining frosting. Cover and refrigerate. Serve with ice cream lightly dusted with cinnamon or nutmeg. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Date and Spice Cake)

517 calories; total fat 26g; saturated fat 16g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 7g; cholesterol 125mg; sodium 250mg; potassium 379mg; carbohydrates 67g; fiber 2g; sugar 41g; protein 4g; vitamin a 875IU; vitamin c 1mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 2mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 60mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 151mg; iron 2mg.

Sour Cream Frosting

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  • Beat together sour cream, whipping cream, powdered sugar, and almond extract on medium until thick and nearly holds stiff peaks. Makes about 3 cups.

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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
11/06/2013
Saved this for years in a magazine then moved and lost it glad to find it here, it's marvelous with coffee.