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Date and Apple Cake
Date and Apple Cake

Date and Apple Cake

10 mins
1 hours

Try this traditional date and apple cake - never old fashioned.

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  • Ingredients
  • Method


  • 200g fresh dates pitted and chopped (or use dried)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 125g butter softened
  • 1 cup or 250g Chelsea Caster Sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 2 apples cored and grated
  • 1 cup or 125g stardard flour
  • ½ cup or 60g self raising flour
  • Topping
  • 75g butter
  • ½ cup or 95g Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar
  • ⅓ cup or80ml milk
  • 1 cup shredded coconut

Chelsea Products in Recipe

Soft Brown Sugar

Soft Brown Sugar

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Caster Sugar

Caster Sugar

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Grease a 20 cm round spring form tin and line with baking paper - preheat oven to 180°C. 

Put the dates in a small saucepan with 1 cup of water and just bring to the boil - stir in baking soda then remove from the heat. Set aside until just warm. 

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then add egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Stir in date mixture and the apple then the sifted flours until almost smooth. Spoon into the tin and smooth the surface. Bake for 40 minutes. 

Combine the topping ingredients in a small saucepan and stir over low heat, until butter is melted and ingredients well combined. 

Remove the cake from the oven and smooth the topping over the top. Return the cake to the oven for 20-30 minutes or until the topping is golden and the cake is cooked through. 

Remove from the oven and leave the cake in the tin to cool completely then turn out.


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