Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Maple and Date Cake

Ohhh this is such a lovely, light, delicious and moist cake. Works for a morning / afternoon tea or for dessert drizzled with extra maple syrup and cream....oohhh yum yum yum!!

Maple and Date Cake

This made two normal sized round cakes :)

100g butter
200g pitted dried dates, finely chopped
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup water
1 cup milk
2 1/2 cups self-raising flour
2 eggs
1/4 cup extra maple syrup

Preheat oven to 200°C and grease two round cake tins or 1 loaf tin.

Place the butter, dates, maple syrup and water in a microwave safe dish and microwave for 3-4 mins (or until the butter is melted) stirring every 60 seconds.

Once the butter is melted and everything is combined, remove from the micorwave and stir in the milk.

Stir flour into the date mixture. Add eggs and stir until just combined. Don't overmix though - the mixture should be lumpy (from the dates...not from your flour!)

Spoon mixture evenly into the prepared pan(s) and bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until browned and cooked through when tested with a skewer.

Turn cake(s) onto a wire rack and drizzle with the extra maple syrup while still warm so it soaks in.


Em x

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