With the Muslim fasting month around the corner, dried dates from various countries are now available in many supermarkets. I received some dried dates from a friend and thought it's time that I bake this cake. The original recipe was from A Busy Gran's Kitchen.
As described by busy gran, this coffee date loaf is soft, moist and not so sweet. It's healthy and delicious. The cake was so aromatic while baking in the oven. The cake slices can be served on its' own or with a spread of butter or cream cheese.
[use 9" x 3" loaf tin lined and lightly grease the sides]
1 cup chopped dates
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
250 ml hot water mixed with 1 heap teaspoon instant coffee granules
1 large egg [1 used 2 medium eggs]
1 tbsp butter - softened [30 gm]
50 gm castor sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
- Place dates in a bowl. Add in bicarbonate of soda then pour in hot water. Mix and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk butter, sugar and eggs. Add in vanilla essence and fold in the flour. The batter is very thick.
- Gradually pour in the dates and beat for 2 minutes at medium speed until well combined.
- Pour into the prepared pan.
- Bake in preheated oven at 170 degrees C for 35-40 minutes or until cake is done when tested with a skewer.
- Remove to cool on wire rack before slicing to serve. Eat cake on its' own or spread some butter or cream cheese.
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