I give you cake

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.

Date and Coconut Loaf

  • 175g chopped dates
  • 125ml boiling water
  • 125g soft butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 60g dessicated coconut
  1. Preheat oven to 180 C or (350F)
  2. Soak the dates in boiling water until they are soft and the water has been absorbed.
  3. Cream butter and sugar and beat in egg.
  4. Add flour and beat until smooth. Add dates and coconut and stir well until combined.
  5. 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.
  6. 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

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