Date Nut Loaf Cake

Date Nut Loaf Cake


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About this recipe: An easy and quick date nut loaf served with a warm brown sugar sauce.


Serves: 12 

  • 155g dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup (250ml) water
  • 125g butter
  • 220g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 185g plain flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon (50ml) vanilla extract
  • 125g chopped walnuts
  • Brown sugar sauce
  • 65g butter
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) thickened cream
  • 75g brown sugar

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:2days22hr  ›  Ready in:2days22hr10min 

  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C. Grease and flour a 22x13cm loaf tin. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring dates and water to a boil. Add the butter and sugar and stir until melted. Remove from heat and stir in bicarbonate of soda. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Place date mixture into a large bowl. Blend in flour, egg and vanilla. Stir in chopped walnuts and pour batter into loaf tin.
  3. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out on to a wire rack and cool completely.
  4. To make brown sugar sauce: In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the butter, cream and sugar. Heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and sugar is dissolved.

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