1 c. chopped dates.....1 c. boiling water
1 tsp. soda.....1 c. sugar
1/4 c. butter.....1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 c. flour.....1 tsp. baking powder
1/3 tsp. salt.....1/2 c. broken nut meats
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Pour boiling water over dates. Add soda and allow to stand while you mix the other ingredients. Cream the sugar with butter. Add beaten egg. Sift together flour, baking powder & salt. Combine with sugar, butter & egg. Blend well, fold in dates, nuts and vanilla. Bake 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

Icing For Above Cake

8 Tbsp. brown sugar.....4 Tbsp. cream.....2 Tbsp. butter.....Pinch of salt

Boil for 3 minutes. Beat until creamy and then spread over cake. Sprinkle nuts over top if desired.

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