My mom use to make this when I was growing up. It’s very rich so a little goes a long way. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease one 9×13 inch baking pan.
2 Combine the sugar, flour, milk, salt, dates, nut, vanilla and baking powder and mix well. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
3 In a saucepan over medium heat combine the brown sugar, water and butter or margarine and bring to boil. Pour brown sugar mixture over batter.
4 Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minute or until the cake tests done. Serve warm with whipped cream.