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Date Cake

Cake:
1/3 cup mashed bananas
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups water
3 cups unbleached white flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 cups chopped dates

Topping:
1/3 cup chopped dates
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup flaked coconut

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

Beat together mashed bananas and butter until creamy. Add eggs, vanilla extract and water; beat. Add flour, baking soda and baking powder; beat well. Stir in chopped dates. Spoon batter into prepared baking pan.

Combine Topping ingredients and sprinkle over batter. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.