1/2 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup pitted prunes
1/2 cup chopped raisins
1 cup water
1/2 cup margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Cut dates and prunes into small pieces. Boil dates, prunes, raisins, and water for 5 minutes. Add margarine. Mix and set aside to cool.
2 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
3 Mix the eggs, vanilla and nuts. Add to the fruit mixture. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt and add to the fruit mixture. (If you want a spicy bar add 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon and 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg to the flour.)
4 Spread in 7 x 11 inch pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.
Oh my god, try this cake! It is sweetened only by the dried fruit, and it tastes like cake. I used the optional nutmeg and cinnamon, and I recommend it. We all loved it, and it's actually pretty healthy too.