Date cake with chocolate nut topping

Date cake with chocolate nut topping


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About this recipe: A very rich and moist cake, made with dates, then topped with a mixture of chopped walnuts and chocolate chips. You can use other nuts - such as pecans - and use chopped chocolate instead of chips.


Serves: 24 

  • 150g pitted dates, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 250ml water
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 250g plain flour
  • 250g mayonnaise
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 110g dark brown soft sugar
  • 60g chopped walnuts
  • 85g plain chocolate chips

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease one 20x30cm baking tin.
  2. Bring water to the boil. Pour over chopped dates and bicarb. Let stand until cool. Stir in the sugar, flour, mayonnaise and salt. Mix until just combined. Pour cake mixture into prepared tin.
  3. Mix the dark brown soft sugar, chopped nuts and chocolate chips together. Sprinkle over top of cake.
  4. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 40 to 45 minutes.

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