Boil and Bake Date Cake

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Boil and Bake Date Cake

Post by Mabsoota on Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:39 am

salaam

Date Cake

4oz. raisins (110g)
8oz. pitted dates (225g), chopped
6oz. sultanas (175g)
4oz. currants
10oz. Table margarine (275g)
10floz. water (255ml)
14oz. tin condensed milk (400g)
5oz. plain flour
5oz. wholemeal flour
a pinch of salt
3/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tbsp chunky marmalade

Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 3, 325F, (170C)
You will need an 9" (20cm) round cake tin, greased & lined

Place all the fruits in a saucepan, together with the margarine, water and condensed milk and bring to the boil.



Stir frequently to avoid sticking. Simmer the mixture for exactly 3 mins and stir occassionally.



Now transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl and let it cool for approximately 30 mins.

While it's cooling, weigh the flours and sift them into a bowl together with the salt and soda.




When the fruit mixture has cooled, stir it into the flour, salt and soda mixture and add a good round tablespoon of marmalade.



Now spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and bake the cake on the centre shelf of the oven for 21/2 hrs.
Protect the cake from the beginning with a double square sheet of greasproof paper (with a hole in centre, okay mine's not a very good circle! :126: ). This cake does get rather brown!



Let it cool in the tin for 5 mins before turning it out.





Anyone want to join me for a cup of tea and a generous helping of cake?









Happy eating!

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Wasalaamu alaykum
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Re: Boil and Bake Date Cake

Post by Guest on Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:24 am

Wa alay kuma salaam wa rahamatulahe wa baraktu,

Great job sister!!!

Jazaka'Allah khair for the recipe.
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