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  Categories: Cakes
       Yield: 1 Servings
   2 1/4 c  All-purpose flour
       2 ts Baking powder
     1/2 ts Baking soda
       1    Lemon; * see note
       1 c  Dates
     1/2 c  Butter
     1/2 c  Granulated sugar
     1/2 c  Brown sugar, packed
       2    Eggs; slightly beaten
       1 c  Buttermilk
            -or sourmilk ****
            Caramel frosting:; * see not
   A winner in Senior division of the 1953 Pillsbury bakeoff.
   * Grind pulp and rind of lemon with 1 cup dates and
       1/4    cup of dry ingredients.
     Cream together the butter and both sugars; add eggs and beat for one
   minute.  Add buttermilk alternately with the flour mixture to the egg
   mixture.   Pour batter into two well greased and lightly floured 8 inch
   round pans.  Bake in preheated 350 oven for 30-35 minutes.
   **** sour milk to 1 cup of sweet milk add 1 T vinegar and let sit for 5
   * Caramel Frosting:  combine 1 cup sugar, 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
   and 2/3 cup sour cream in sauce pan. Cook to soft ball stage 234. Remove
   from heat and cool to lukewarm,110f. Add 1 tsp vanilla beat until thick
   enough to spread. Thin with small amount of cream if necessary. Pat Dwigans