Date Loaf Cake
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If you like dates, this is a lovely cake to serve with vanilla bean ice cream or whipped cream or any other kind of cream.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: English
Serves: 8
  • 350g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 50g butter, cut into small pieces
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 100g dates, pitted and chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 225ml milk
  1. Your oven goes to 350°F / 180°C
  2. Grease and line the bottom of a 9x5x3 inch loaf tin with baking paper
  3. Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl.
  4. Rub in the butter.
  5. Stir in the sugar and dates.
  6. In a separate bowl (the measuring jug for your milk?), gently whisk together the eggs, molasses and milk.
  7. Add the liquid to the flour mix and beat well with a wooden spoon to make a smooth batter.
  8. Spoon the batter into your tin, and spread level.
  9. Bake for an hour in the center of your oven.
  10. Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the tin, then transfer to a cooling rack and leave till completely cool.
  11. Dust with icing (confectioners) sugar
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