Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sticky Date Cakes


Hello everyone!

I'm finally back with a new post, and this time it's a recipe!  I've been wanting to do something special for my mom as a little way to appreciate everything she does for me.  When I came across this recipe for sticky date cakes, I knew it was the perfect way to do just that.  My mom loves dates, honey, and coconuts, and this recipe has an abundance of all three.  So sit tight and I'll take you through the recipe.

Sticky Date Cakes (Serves 6)

Ingredients


Cake:
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cup self rising flour
2/3 cup unsalted butter
1 cup pitted dates chopped

3 tbsp. orange juice
1 tbsp. honey
2 eggs large


Sauce:
1/3 cup butter unsalted 

1 cup heavy cream 
1/2 cup brown sugar 
1 tbsp. honey


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Then, mix two tablespoons of brown sugar and two tablespoons of shredded coconut and spoon it evenly into six small baking bowls. 
Step 2:  Sift the flours and baking soda together.  Mix the rest of the shredded coconut in too.
Make a well in the center of the flour mixture for the wet ingredients.
Step 3:  Meanwhile, stir the rest of the brown sugar, butter, honey, orange juice, and chopped dates in a saucepan over low heat until the butter and sugar have dissolved.
Step 4:  Fold the mixture into the flour until smooth.  It looks kind of unappetizing at this stage but don't worry -- we're not done yet.  Stir in the eggs.
Step 5:  Spoon the mixture into the little bowls and pop them into the oven for 35 minutes or until a toothpick poked through the center comes out clean.
Meanwhile, let's make the sauce...

Stir all the ingredients in a saucepan on low heat until the butter and sugar has dissolved.  Stir for another two minutes and then, serve on warm cakes.
Finished!
Enjoy!

3 comments:

Abdullah Arif said...

really yummy and healthy if you don't put that syrup on top

Diana said...

Looks yummy! I would like to try this sometime.

Samina Ahmad said...

Best Cake I have Ever Test........its soooo Yummy.......whenever u make it again........dont 4get me :p

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