Boiled Date Cake

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Boiled Date Cake myfavouritepastime.comThis is a very easy cake to make. We had it over summer. It tasted extra nice but I’m afraid I am now frantically trying to loose all that extra weight gained over summer. Sigh…. Have a lovely week.

Boiled Date Cake myfavouritepastime.com

  • Ingredients
  • 350g (12oz, 2-3/4 cup ) all-purpose flour
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 185g (3/4 cup, 6.5oz) tub margarine
  • 240ml (1 cup) milk
  • 125g (½ cup firmly packed), brown sugar
  • 1 cup finely chopped dates
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

Boiled Date Cake myfavouritepastime.comPlease always remember to assemble all ingredients before you start. Preheat the oven to 360ºF (180ºC) ten minutes before baking. Grease and flour a’ 20cm (8-inch) baba or ring tin (pan).

Boiled Date Cake myfavouritepastime.com_8695Sift the flour and baking powder and set aside.

Boiled Date Cake myfavouritepastime.comCombine butter, milk, sugar, chopped dates and corn syrup in a pan and stir over heat until butter is melted and then bring to the boil. Remove from the heat and stir in baking soda (bicarbonate of soda).

Boiled Date Cake myfavouritepastime.comStand 10 minutes, stirring from time to time,

then stir in eggs.

Boiled Date Cake myfavouritepastime.comFold in the sifted flour in two batches.

Boiled Date Cake myfavouritepastime.comThe final batter

Boiled Date Cake myfavouritepastime.comSpoon the batter into prepared pan

Boiled Date Cake myfavouritepastime.comand bake 35-40 minutes until golden and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Transfer onto a wire rack to cool.

Boiled Date Cake myfavouritepastime.comSlice and enjoy

Boiled Date Cake myfavouritepastime.com

Boiled Date Cake myfavouritepastime.com

Boiled Date Cake

Ingredients

  • 350g (12oz, 2-3/4 cup ) all-purpose flour
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 185g (3/4 cup, 6.5oz) tub margarine
  • 240ml (1 cup) milk
  • 125g (½ cup firmly packed),  brown sugar
  • 1 cup finely chopped dates
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 360ºF (180ºC) ten minutes before baking. Grease and flour a’ 20cm (8-inch) baba or ring tin (pan). Sift the flour and baking powder and set aside.
  2. Combine, butter, milk, sugar, chopped dates and corn syrup in a pan and stir over heat until butter is melted and then bring to the boil. Remove from the heat and add stir in baking soda (bicarbonate of soda). Stand 10 minutes, stirring from time to time, then stir in eggs.
  3. Fold in the sifted flour in two batches. Spoon into prepared pan and bake 35-40 minutes until golden and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Transfer onto a wire rack to cool.

Points to Note

  1. Please note that oven temperatures are given as a guideline only. You may need to add or reduce the suggested temperature depending on your oven
  2. I baked the cake at 360ºF (180ºC) for 35 minutes.
  3. For cup measures: spoon the flour into the cup, heaping it up over the top, then slide a knife across the top to level off the extra. Be careful not to shake or tap the cup to settle down the flour or you will have more than you need.

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13 thoughts on “Boiled Date Cake

      1. Thanks :), I am happy to receive four slices!! We get the best dates in the UAE as they grow here, lots of varieties too, and the cake would taste so yum, but my kids stay away from Dates, peculiar of kids, they do not want to eat the best :).
        Yeah it is weekend today in this part of the world-Fri and Sat is our weekend, Sunday is working day :).

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