Chocolate Date Cake

    Chocolate Date Cake

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    1hr5min


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    About this recipe: A moist chocolate cake, made with chopped dates. You can try using less sugar, since the dates are quite sweet. You can also use two 23cm round cake tins instead of the 20x30cm tin. Adjust baking time as needed.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 300ml boiling water
    • 225g chopped dates
    • 250g plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 175g butter
    • 200g granulated sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 170g plain chocolate chips
    • 100g granulated sugar
    • 60g chopped walnuts

    Method
    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 20x30cm tin.
    2. In a mixing bowl or small saucepan, pour the boiling water over the chopped dates. Set aside. Sift together the flour, cocoa, bicarb and salt.
    3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 200g sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then mix in the flour mixture. Add in the dates with the soaking liquid, and stir until just combined. Pour cake mixture into prepared tin.
    4. In an another bowl, combine the chocolate chips, walnuts and remaining 100g sugar. Sprinkle mixture over top of cake.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool before serving.

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    Reviews (2)

    Chrissie171
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    They turned out really well and were popular with everyone. Texture was more fluffy than dense, and the dates were the key ingredient that made them so tasty. - 08 Jul 2015

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    Fantastic recipe everybody in the house loves it. mae it about 5 times and every time worked great. - 11 Feb 2014

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