Date Cake

It was a two dessert week this week, and a good thing too as morning tea saw a record turn out of 17 hungry cake clubbers. After a quick rearrangement of the tables to accommodate the ravenous throng, Sam served up a tasty looking date cake with crunchy coconut topping, which was an instant win. Her report follows.

1 cup chopped dates
1 cup boiling water
1 tsp baking soda
125 gm butter

1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 beaten egg
pinch salt
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder

Put first 8 ingredients into saucepan. Heat and stir until dates are soft.
Cool, then sift flour and baking powder into saucepan mixture.
Bake 30 minutes at 180°C.

Cake Topping
1 cup brown sugar
50 gm butter
3 tbsp milk
1 cup coconut

Mix and heat topping ingredients in saucepan.
Pour over cooked cake (leave cake in tin) and then grill approx 2 minutes until lightly browned.
Cool before removing from tin.
Serve hot or cold, with cream or ice cream, or both!
Suitable to freeze.

This is an old family recipe from Sam’s mum – full points awarded from this cake club!

Published in: on May 25, 2010 at 20:15  Leave a Comment  

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