DEEP DARK SECRET
1 1/2 cup dates, cut up
2 tsp. soda
2 cup flour
1/8 tsp. salt
2 tsp. butter
1 cup boiling water
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup nuts
Combine dates, soda and butter. Pour boiling water over; cool. Add
flour, sugar, salt, egg and vanilla. Beat 1 minute; stir in nuts.
Bake in 9 x 13-inch pan at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. About 1 hour
3 or 4 bananas
2 oranges, cut up or Mandarin oranges
1 pint raspberries, drained
1 can crushed pineapple (juice and all)
1 pint whipping cream.
Before serving, put on platter about half the cake broken in pieces.
Slice 3 or 4 bananas, 2 oranges, cut up (or use Mandarin oranges)
and 1 pint raspberries, drained. Add last half of cake pieces and
pour over top 1 can crushed pineapple (juice and all). Put in
refrigerator and just before serving, top with 1 pint whipping