Date and Nut Cake Soaked in Orange Syrup

    Date and Nut Cake Soaked in Orange Syrup


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    You'll never have a date and nut cake like this one! After baking it is soaking in orange syrup. Amazing!

    Serves: 14 

    • 250g butter, softened
    • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
    • 6 eggs
    • 3 1/3 cups (400gg) self-raising flour
    • 1 cup (250ml) milk
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
    • 1 tablespoon lemon essence
    • 2 cups dates, pitted and chopped
    • 2 cups chopped pecans
    • 2 cups (500ml) orange juice
    • 3 1/2 cups (600g) icing sugar

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Extra time:8hours resting  ›  Ready in:9hours25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C. Grease a 23cm ring tin and line the bottom with baking paper. Grease the paper. Coat the dates and nuts with the flour and set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well. Add flour, alternating with milk, and mix well. Add vanilla and lemon essences. Fold in nuts and dates.
    3. Pour batter into tin. Bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and pour orange syrup over cake immediately. Cool in pan for 30 minutes, then remove from pan. Let stand upside-down overnight, then turn over and serve.
    4. To make the orange syrup: In a medium bowl, combine orange juice and icing sugar. Mix until smooth.

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