Sunday, 3 May 2009

Moist Date Cake

A couple of years ago, my Omani-sis Sumaiya, gave me 5 kilos of densely-packed delicious Omani dates....I'm still struggling to finish them....

Moist Date Cake

500g dates
1 cup boiling water
1/2 tsp baking soda

185g butter
2/3 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda

Combine first 3 ingredients in a bowl. Leave it to cool. Once cool, remove stone from dates (if any) and pulverize the dates into mush using staff mixer or a blender.

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in eggs one at a time, until combined. Add in the dates mixture.
Lastly, add in the sifted dry ingredients.

Spread into prepared pan and bake in moderate oven for 40 minutes.