North Carolina Date Cake

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1 1/3 cups of flour

1 cup of light brown sugar

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1 tablespoon of butter

3/4 cup of chopped pecans

1 cup of chopped dates to which 1 cup of boiling water has been poured over.

1 beaten egg

Cream butter and add the dry ingredients. Add nuts dates and water. Mix well. Stir in the

beaten egg. Pour into a gre ased 8” X 8” pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Topping:

1 cup of light brown sugar

1/2 cup of sour cream

1 cup of da tes, finely chopped

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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