500g chopped pitted dates (2times of the flour)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup boiling water
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
100g cashew nuts
Stir together dates, boiling water & baking soda. Keep for 2 hours. Sieve flour three times with baking powder & salt on to a paper to mix well. Cream margarine & sugar together in a basin.
Add eggs one at a time, beating one minute after each. Add flour & mix on low speed. Add chopped cashew nuts & cooled date-water mixture alternately to beaten mixture, beating on low speed after each addition till just combined. Add vanilla & mix well. Bake in 160 oven for 45 minutes.