Friday, September 1, 2017

Date cake

Lepas Ramadan, kurma memang tak laku especially yg dry ones. Semalam kemas peti sejuk, sayang nak buang kurma sebab it's super food. Maka, terpaksa la aku gagahkan jugak diri menggoogle recipe kek kurma. After reading the reviews, aku jatuh hati pada kek ni. And true enough, the taste, masya Allah... So good!

1 1/2 cups water
1  cup raisins
1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons heavy cream (I used milk)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 2 X 9 inch square pan.

 In a saucepan, combine water and raisins. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in chopped dates and baking soda. Set aside, cool it a bit. 

In a large bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour, salt and date mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove cake from oven, and set oven to Broil.

Make Topping: In a saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons of butter. Stir in brown sugar, cream and chopped nuts. Spread mixture over warm cake and place under broiler until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Watch carefully - it burns easily under the broiler. Cool before serving

This cake is so worth it!