2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup Crisco or softened butter
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup milk
1 cup dates cut fine
1/2 cup walnuts
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray pans and dust with flour or use wax paper in 2-8″ layer pans.
Sift together into mixing bowl flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.
Add Crisco or butter, vanilla and milk. Beat for 2 minutes at medium speed. Add eggs and dates. Beat 2 minutes as before. Fold in walnuts.
Pour into pans. Bake 35 to 45 minutes. Cool and frost.