Thursday, January 23, 2014

Date Nut Cake

Date Nut Cake by Fitri D. // Rumah Manis
Somebody get bored with a regular cereal breakfast !! Need something fast and still healthy, no time for pancake or waffle since this is still weekday .. everybody.. rush..rush at my home in the morning .. yelled at husband who forget his lunch box, called my daughter to get ready .. date nut loaf is one of the solution - made night before, wrapped with film plastic , in fact this way cake will stay good for 5 days at room temperature

Date-Nut Loaf
Recipe : Dorie Greenspan - Baking from my home to yours

Ingredients :
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 sticks (8 ounces) un-salted butter, room temperature
3 ounces of cream cheese, at room temperature
3/4 cup light brown sugar
4 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup soft pitted dates, chop
1 cup of pistachio

Directions :
Preheat the oven for 325F - butter 9x5 loaf pan, dust the inside with flour - tap out the excess
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt
With stand mixer, beat the butter and cream cheese on medium speed until very smooth. Add the sugar until the mixture become light and fluffy.
Add the egg, one at the time, eating for 1 minute after each addition, then beat the extract.
Reduce the mixer speed, to low and mix the dry ingredients, mixing only until they are incorporated. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the dates and nut. Turn the batter into the pan.
Bake for 40 minute, cover the top of the cake loosely with a foil tent and bake fr another 40 minute or so, until the top is honey brown, bumpy and cracked and a thin knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Transfer the cake to a rack and cool about 10 minute before unmolding.

Playing around :
if you want to change the dried fruits or the kinds of nuts, go ahead. Prune, Apricots or walnut will work as well as the recipe above.
PS : I being naughty this morning, spread figs jam on the top of cake .. aah heaven .. !!

1 comment:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A delicious combination and exquisite cake! Perfect with a cuppa.