- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup oil
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tspn cinnamon
- 1 tspn salt
- 1 tspn baking powder
- 1 tspn baking soda
Add dry ingredients alternately with 1 1/3 cups buttermilk. Slowly mix in sugar and egg mixture.
Add 2 tspns vanilla, 1 cup nuts, and 1 cup chopped dates which have been cooked in small amount of water.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, until cake bounces back when when lightly touched. Remove from oven. Cut into squares in the pan, and pour black pepper sauce over cake. Return to hot oven for 3 to 5 more minutes.
Black Pepper Sauce
Boil 2 cups sugar and 3/4 cup water for 3 minutes. Add 1 tspn (or stronger) black pepper.
(Origin - "Church of the Good Shepherd Cookbook" by the Cookbook Committee; Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1975. Recipe was by Opal Zuercher.)
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