This is a recipe for a cake I adore. It doesn’t look very glamorous but it tastes delicious. It would keep well for a few days, if you didn’t eat it all straight away.
- 175g chopped dates
- 125ml boiling water
- 125g soft butter
- 100g caster sugar
- 1 medium egg
- 100g self-raising flour
- 60g dessicated coconut
- Preheat oven to 180 C or (350F)
- Soak the dates in boiling water until they are soft and the water has been absorbed.
- Cream butter and sugar and beat in egg.
- Add flour and beat until smooth. Add dates and coconut and stir well until combined.
- Spoon into a greased and lined tin 23.5 x 13.5cm and bake in a preheated oven for 40min. Test with a skewer and if necessary cook for another 5 minutes.
- Serves 6-8 people.
The recipe is from:
Campion, Allan & Curtis, Michele (2002). Campion & Curtis in the kitchen : essential recipes for the modern Australian home. Hardie Grant Books, South Yarra., Victoria