Mum: We have so many dates! What to do with all these dates.. I feel like something with walnut and date.
Me: Free time = baking time! I know, i'll make something walnut-y and date-y!! Mum'll love it!
A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart
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Eggless date and nut cake
** This cake was developed by the AWW kitchen for those who are intolerant to eggs. Recipe slightly adapted.
1 cup water
2 1/4 cups wholemeal self-raising flour (if you prefer a lighter cake, use half white SR flour)
2 tsps mixed spice
2 tbs brandy (optional. using only 2 tbs that is.. haha)
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped seeded dried dates
3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/4 cup slivered/flaked almonds
- Preheat oven to moderate (180*C/160*C fan-forced). Grease deep 19cm-square cake pan; line base with baking paper
- Stir honey, the water and butter in medium saucepan over low heat until butter melts.
- Combine sifted flour and spice, dates and nuts in medium bowl; stir in warm honey mixture.
- Spread cake mixture into pan. Bake, uncovered, about 40 minutes. Stand cake 5 minutes then turn onto wire rack; turn cake top-side up to cool.
Serve with good vanilla ice-cream or warm custard; and a cuppa on the side.
|Dense date and nut goodness!|