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Recipe for family meals :

Date Fruit Cake

It is many years since Hub-UK was first launched. It has been created from recipes contributed form all over the world, from professionals and amateurs alike. A great many of the recipes do not have any details as to who sent them in or from where they came. It would be a shame not to share them with you for this reason alone.

This is one such recipe. If you know where it originated, or perhaps it is even yours, let me know and I will add the necessary credits and acknowledgements.

"The most indispensable ingredient of all good home cooking - love, for those you are cooking for" ~ Sophia Loren.


4 cup dates, stoned but not cut up
1 lb walnut meat, not cut up
1 lb candied cherries, not cut up
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
1 cup sugar
4 x eggs, separated
1 tsp vanilla


  • Mix dates, walnuts and cherries.
  • Sift together flour, salt and baking powder, and mix with the fruit mixture.
  • Add sugar and mix.
  • Beat 4 egg yolks until thick and mix thoroughly through cake mix.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff and dry and fold into mixture.
  • Line 2 loaf pans with wax paper, pour in mix and bake for 1 hour at 350°F.

Makes 1 cake