Date Cake Recipe = Fluffy Sweet Cake To Serve with Tea

Ingredients for Date Cake Recipe

½ package dates, chopped

1 Teaspoon baking soda

1 Tablespoon butter

1 Cup boiling water

1 Cup sugar

1  Egg

Date Cake Batter Photo CKatt

Date Cake Batter Photo CKatt

1½ Cups flour

1 Teaspoon baking powder

The Method

Pour boiling water over dates, soda and butter.  Cream the sugar and egg.  Add flour, and baking powder.  Then add date mixture.  Put in a loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

Date Cake photo CKatt

Date Cake photo CKatt

By Margaret Bytwerk

“Kitchen Kompanion; Recipes by Members of Lansing Reformed Church”; Ladies Christian Fellowship Lansing, Michigan;

Notes: This Date cake recipe was chosen for the ingredients and simplicity.  It did not take a lot of flour.  This made an airy cake that was on the border between a meringue and a French macaron.  It  deserves to be served with tea. It’s a sweet cake.  I made this cake in December, when other food bloggers were making their variations of Date Nut Bread.  I used maybe 6 ounces from an 8 ounce bag of cut dates. (Found at Aldi) This was a first time try of the recipe.

Bonus Recipe for Topping a Date Cake:

1/2 package of dates, chopped, 1/2 cup sugar, 3/4 cup boiling water. Boil 15 minutes. Put on top of the cake as soon as it is out of the oven.

It’s snowing.  Time for a walk.

About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Credits: Do not own a microwave oven and never have. Do not own a food processor. Chopped veggies in a Zen monastery for a weekend. (Seriously) Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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