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Date And Walnut Cake

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Ingredients
  Boiling water 300 Milliliter
  Dates 225 Gram, chopped
  Soda bicarbonate 5 Milliliter
  Caster sugar 225 Gram
  Butter 75 Gram
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Plain flour 275 Gram
  Baking powder 5 Milliliter
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Walnuts 50 Gram, chopped
For the topping
  Brown sugar 65 Gram
  Butter 25 Gram
  Milk 30 Milliliter
  Walnut halves 3 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Grease a square tin of 9-inches and then line it with greased greaseproof paper.

MAKING
2) In a bowl, put the water, dates and bicarbonate of soda and allow to stand for 5 minutes.
3) Cream together the sugar and butter till the mixture is soft and then stir in the egg along with the water and the dates.
4) With the baking powder and salt, sieve the flour and fold the mixture into the walnuts.
5) Turn the mixture into the tin and smoothen the top.
6) In a moderate oven, bake for 60 minutes.
7) Turn out and allow to cool on a wire rack.
8) In a pan, place all the topping ingredients, except for the walnuts and boil for 3 minutes. Spread the mixture all over the cake and garnish with walnut halves. Keep aside to set.
9) To freeze the cake, wrap it in a double thickness of foil, seal, label and place in the freezer.

SERVING
10) Unwrap, thaw for about 6 hours at room temperature and serve as preferred.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Occasion: 
Christmas
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Walnut
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
100 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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