I know you will like this because it is easy, there is no better reason to like something. Dates are a good reason to like something too, wouldn’t you agree?
It’s been a few weeks since I baked a cake and to be honest I really never thought I would say that. I love making cakes as much as I love eating them and I was going to see a friend of mine who also loves cake and well……there may not be a better combination of elements. We love cake = make and eat cake. As I was a bit short on time and truly, I wanted to surprise them with a treat. This old recipe I dug up was perfect.
I had a lot of dates still in the cupboard after I went a little bit silly writing Date recipes recently. Here ( Mexican Date Chicken) , here (Easy Biscuit Crusted date custard tart), and here too ( Date and Caramel gluten free slice).
Dates keep cakes moist and give extra tasty body.
It is moist and has hidden fruit and fibre. You don’t need to know about this again though. Just know it is there. I have added a bit of cream cheese icing, because I love it and a splash of extra date purée and toasted cashews just to make it even better. You could eat this without any adornment at all, but the works will make everyone happy.
Lunch box love….<3
- 350 gm dates rough chopped de-seeded
- 250 ml water 1 cup
- 200 gm butter chopped
- 100 gm caster sugar granulated
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 Teaspoon bi carbonate of soda
- 3 whole eggs
- 200 gm plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 350 gm butter softened
- 250 gm cream cheese softened
- 2 cups icing sugar sifted
- 40 ml lemon Juice 2 tablespoons
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 200 gm dates 1 cup
- 375 ml water 1 1/2 cups
- 200 gm raw cashews toasted