Moroccan Date Cake

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • l/2cupmiIk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pitted, chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 325. Butter and flour a 9-inch cake pan.

Cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs. Combine the baking powder, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture, beating well. Mix in the milk and vanilla. Beat well. Add the chopped dates and walnuts and stir again to distribute evenly.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for about 30 minutes, until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

Serve with fresh whipped cream.

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