Ingredients

  • Serves 8-10 people
  • 175 g loosely packed chopped, pitted dates

    125 mL boiling water

    100 g packed dark brown sugar

    60 mL vegetable oil

    1 large egg

    150 g all-purpose flour

    25 g cocoa powder

    1 tsp baking powder

    ½ tsp baking soda

    ½ tsp ground cardamom

    ¼ tsp salt

    90 g chocolate chips (dairy-free, if required)

    100 g icing sugar (for dusting)

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Recipe Courtesy of
Asian Food Network

Virtuous Chocolate Date Cake

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My very first visit to Reykjavik, Iceland was short. But it was certainly memorable and delicious. While most cafes and casual restaurants had carrot cake on the menu, chocolate date cake was also a staple dessert. Serve this simple, one-layer cake with a coffee or tea. You can also add a little whipped cream or berry compote to dress it up.
  • Easy
  • 45 min
  • 35 min
  • 15 min
  • 3 steps
  • 13 Ingredients
  • Easy
  • 3 steps
  • 13 Ingredients
  • 45 min
  • 35 min
  • 15 min

Instructions

  1. Prepare

    • Preheat the oven to 180 °C. 
    • Grease a 23 cm (9-inch) round cake pan and dust it with flour, tapping out any excess flour.


  2. Prepare cake batter

    • Place the chopped dates in a large bowl and pour the boiling water over, letting them sit for 5 minutes.
    • Stir in the brown sugar, oil and egg, using a spatula to blend well and mash up the dates as you blend.
    • In a separate bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, cardamom and salt. 
    • Add sifted flour mixture to the date mixture and stir until blended. 
    • Stir in the chocolate chips and then scrape the batter into the prepared pan, spreading it to level.


  3. Bake the cake

    • Bake the cake for 25 to 30 minutes, until a tester, or toothpick, inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.
    • Cool the cake for 30 minutes in the pan, then tap it out onto a cooling racking to cool completely.  


Plate and Serve!

Dust the cake with icing sugar and slice to serve.

Plate and Serve!
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    Ingredients
    • Serves 8-10 people
    • 175 g loosely packed chopped, pitted dates

      125 mL boiling water

      100 g packed dark brown sugar

      60 mL vegetable oil

      1 large egg

      150 g all-purpose flour

      25 g cocoa powder

      1 tsp baking powder

      ½ tsp baking soda

      ½ tsp ground cardamom

      ¼ tsp salt

      90 g chocolate chips (dairy-free, if required)

      100 g icing sugar (for dusting)

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