DATE CAKE

1 cup dates cut fine
1 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon soda
Let these stand while mixing the rest.

Cream 1/2 cup butter with 1 cup sugar.  Add 2 well beaten eggs and 1 1/4 cups flour.

Add date mixture.  Bake 45 minutes.  Do not worry if batter is thin as the cake is very tender.