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This is the recipe that I use with one small change. Instead of using 1 cup pitted chopped dates I use 1 375 gram package of jaffa dates. I hadn't made this cake for some time and inadvertently made the cake first with the 1 cup called for in the recipe. The next time I made it I tried 2 cups of dates. Finally I realized that I had always used one full 375 g package. This makes all the difference in taste! Try it and enjoy!
I have made this cake many times and each time it is a hit, young and old. I like to serve it with a dallop of fresh whipping cream. It's easy to make and take and trust me not a crumb will remain. (I also substituted milk for cream in the broiled topping and it turned out just as good)
One of the best cakes I've ever made. You can make as is but to make it a bit more adult I soak the fruit in 3/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup of dark rum brandy or cognac. Any dried fruit works great too. I use apricots and dates dried cranberries or even dried apples. NEVER is any cake left when I make this.
This is a wonderful cake that my grandmother had been making for over 60 years. It's in demand for Xmas at our house. It's a treat for the adults, not a kiddie cake, althought they love it too. I use the topping on a cookie base for squares as well. I came in to add this recipe and was really suprised to see it here. DEFINATELY A MUST MAKE!
I truly enjoyed this cake it is so delicious.I was happy to find the recipe after trying it at a bake sale they charged 2.85 for small slab. Thanks again Carol it really made my day when I finished baking the cake I fell in love with a month early. Katherine
I have made 4 of these cakes in the last week. It is WONDERFUL!! My boss asked me to make it for his B-Day. He said his Grandmother made it for him every year and he had not had it since he was a boy. I doubled the recipe and made some cupcakes worked great.
I toasted the coconut and almonds for the topping (which I added per earlier recommendation). Otherwise, I made it as given but I felt it was a bit dry and it cooked in less than 25 min when using 2 9x9 pans. Next time I will use more dates and cook in one pan. Very good recipe.
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