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Spirited Date Cake

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Ingredients Needed For Spirited Date Cake
* 1 1/2 cup california date
* 1/2 cup dried apricots
* 1/4 cup apple juice
* 1/4 cup rum
* 1 cup Sugar
* 2 egg
* 1 tbsp vanilla
* 1 1/4 cup flour
* 1 tsp baking powder
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 1 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts

Directions To Prepare Spirited Date Cake
#In saucepan, combine dates, apricots, juice and rum.
#Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, 5 minutes.
#Remove from heat; cool completely.
#In mixer bowl, beat Sugar, egg yolks and vanilla to blend well (mixture will be dry).
#Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; stir into sugar-egg mixture.
#Beat in soaked fruits and their liquid and the nuts to distribute evenly.
#In small bowl, beat egg whites to soft peaks; fold into batter.
#Pour into greased and floured 6 to 7-cup tube pan or 9 X 5-inch loaf pan.
#Bake in 300 °F. Oven 60 to 70 minutes, until wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean.
#Cool in pan 10 minutes. Loosen edges; remove from pan.
#While warm, wrap snugly in foil; let stand 24 hours before slicing.
#Cake will keep up to 1 week.
#For longer storage, wrap cake in brandy or rum-soaked cheesecloth, then in plastic wrap.
#Let age up to 1 month, adding brandy as needed.

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