Nutty citrus and date cake

Recipe from: 12/26/2002 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 16
Servings 14
Time

Ingredients

  • 625
    ml
    cake flour
  • 5
    ml
    baking powder
  • 2
    ml
    salt
  • 125
    g
    dates, finely chopped
  • 125
    g
    walnuts, finely chopped
  • 2
    oranges, finely grated rind
  • 1
    lemon, finely grated rind
  • 250
    g
    butter or margarine
  • 250
    ml
    castor sugar
  • 2
    extra-large eggs
  • 5
    ml
    bicarbonate of soda
  • 250
    ml
    buttermilk
  • SYRUP
  • 2
    oranges, juice
  • 1
    lemon, juice
  • 50
    ml
    sugar
 

Method

 
Preheat the oven to 150 °C and grease a large ring or angel cake tin.
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together.
Sprinkle a little of the mixture over the dates and mix with the walnuts and rind.
Cream the butter and castor sugar together until light and creamy.
Beat in the eggs one by one, beating well after each addition.
Blend the bicarbonate of soda and buttermilk and stir into the butter mixture.
Add the dry ingredients and date mixture and mix well.
Turn the batter into the tin, spreading evenly.
Bake for about 1 1/4 hours or until a testing skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
Meanwhile slowly heat the juice and sugar for the syrup until the sugar has dissolved.
Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 5 minutes.
Pour the hot syrup over the cake as soon as it comes out of the oven.
Leave the cake to cool in the tin before turning out.
 

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