Recipe for Banana Date Dream Cake


    Banana Date Dream Cake

    1 3/4 cups flour
    2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 cup margarine, softened
    1 1/2 cups  granulated sugar
    2 eggs
    1 cup mashed, ripe banana
    3/4 cup milk, divided
    1 (8 ounce) package dates, chopped
    3 ounces cream cheese, softened
    1/2 cup whipping cream
    1 cup confectioners sugar' sugar

    Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda in small bowl; set aside.

    In large bowl, beat together margarine and sugar until creamy. Beat in eggs and banana. Stir in 1/4 cup milk and half of flour mixture. Gradually add remaining 1/2 cup milk and flour mixture. Stir in 1 cup of the dates. Pour mixture into greased 13 x 9-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack.

    Beat cream cheese until smooth; gradually beat in cream and confectioners' sugar until blended. Spread evenly over cake; sprinkle with remaining dates. Cut into 12 squares.