This cake is very rich and so a little bit goes a long way. My whole family loves this, I hope you do too!
Used different ingredients. I made this for Christmas lunch. Even guests who didn't like dates loved it. I was told that I now have to bring this to every family gathering. I did substitute pecans for the walnuts. - 18 Jul 2008
This is a favourite recipe for Christmas dinners at our house. Hard to find this recipe in cookbooks but it is really worth trying. - 18 Jul 2008
Altered ingredient amounts. I was very sceptical about this recipe but I had some dates to use so I dedided to try it anyway. The only alterations I made were leaving out all the sugar in the cake itself (it was sweet anyway with the sugar on the dates and the v. rich sauce) and halving the sauce. It was still very sweet and yummy! Actually quite low-fat due to there being no eggs in it and only a small amount of butter in the sauce (which I halved anyway remember). You would never guess from the finished product the weird ingredient list. Please try this cake without prior predjudice! - 18 Jul 2008