Date chocolate cake

Recipe from: 6/5/2003 12:00:00 AM

Ingredients 10
Servings 12
Time

Ingredients

  • 250
    g
    soft butter
  • 180
    ml
    castor sugar
  • 2
    extra-large eggs
  • 250
    ml
    dates, finely chopped
  • 125
    ml
    coconut
  • 125
    ml
    pumpkin, cooked and mashed
  • 15
    ml
    finely grated orange rind
  • 450
    ml
    self-raising flour
  • 50
    ml
    cocoa powder
  • 125
    ml
    milk
 

Method

 
Preheat oven to 160 °C and grease a 24 cm cake tin with butter.
Line with baking paper.
Cream butter and sugar until light and creamy.
Beat in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each is added.
Stir in the dates, coconut, pumpkin and orange rind.
Sift in the self-raising flour and cocoa powder together and stir into the butter mixture, alternating with the milk.
Spoon the batter into the tin and bake for 1 1/2 hours until done or a testing skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.
Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the tin.
Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Cut into squares and sift icing sugar and cocoa alternately over the squares.
 

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