Date and orange cake


Ingredients 18
Servings 0
Time

Ingredients

  • CAKE
  • 230
    g
    butter
  • 200
    g
    sugar
  • 3
    extra-large eggs, separated
  • 1
    orange
  • 150
    g
    dates
  • 240
    g
    cake flour
  • 1
    ml
    salt
  • 5
    ml
    bicarbonate of soda
  • 250
    ml
    milk
  • SYRUP
  • 100
    g
    sugar
  • 180
    ml
    orange juice
  • ICING
  • 30
    ml
    butter
  • 140
    g
    icing sugar, sifted
  • 10
    ml
    grated orange rind
  • 30
    ml
    orange juice (approximately)
 

Method

 
Preheat the oven to 180 ºC (350 ºF). Grease two 24 cm cake tins. Cream butter and sugar until light. Beat egg yolks thoroughly and add. Mix. Process dates and entire orange including the rind, but not the pips, in a food processor. Add to butter mixture, blending well. Sift dry ingredients together. Dissolve bicarbonate of soda in the milk and add to butter mixture, alternating with dry ingredients. Mix well. Pour into prepared tins. Bake for abut 30 minutes or until a testing skewer comes out clean. Turn out onto a wire rack. Boil sugar and orange juice together for 10 minutes. Pour hot over cake. Beat butter and icing sugar until light and creamy. Add orange rind and just enough juice to make a stiff icing that spreads easily. Sandwich the two layers of cake together with half the icing. Decorate with remaining icing. Makes a medium cake.
 

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