Date and Kumara Cake

Date and Kumara Cake

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A lovely afternoon tea with guests or desert served with fresh coffee.

Submitted by blah blah blah cafe/bar in Dargaville

Cook Time 40
Prep Time 15
Servings 12 slices


2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
340g chopped dates
200g butter
1/2 cup orange juice
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup golden syrup
2 tsp baking soda
2 cups peeled grated kumara
3 eggs, beaten


Preparation Instructions

Sieve flour and baking powder together in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl combine dates, butter, orange juice, brown sugar and golden syrup. Microwave until hot. Stir baking soda and kumara through the hot date mix. Add date mix and beaten eggs to flour and stir until just combined. Pour into a round spring cake tin minimum 25cm diameter.

Cooking Instructions

Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 30 - 40 minutes or until centre of cake bounces back.

Serving Instructions

This dense cake can be iced with a cream cheese icing or served un-iced with a drizzle of maple syrup and mascarpone cheese. A caramel toffee sauce makes this cake into a lovely pudding much like a sticky date pudding. Makes a lovely afternoon tea with guests or a desert cake to serve with fresh coffee.