Almond and date loaf cake

    1 hour 10 min

    This moist loaf cake is made with yogurt, chopped dates, toasted almonds and a hint of nutmeg.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 80g flaked almonds
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 120g butter, softened
    • 180ml full fat plain yogurt or soured cream
    • 2 eggs
    • 250g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 175g chopped dates

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 20x10cm loaf tin or a 15cm round cake tin.
    2. Spread almonds on a baking tray.
    3. Toast almonds in the preheated oven until they turn golden brown and become fragrant, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
    4. Combine sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in yogurt and eggs. Mix in flour, bicarbonate of soda, nutmeg and salt. Fold dates and 3/4 of the toasted almonds into the mixture.
    5. Pour mixture into the prepared loaf tin. Top with remaining toasted almonds.
    6. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes.

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