Sticky Caramel Date Cake

Sticky Caramel Date Cake

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

50 minutes

Serves

6 people
Sticky Caramel Date Cake

A delicious cake using a fruit that grows everywhere in Bahrain, with date molasses and a rich caramel topping.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened butter softened
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup roasted walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup date molasses
  • 1/3 cup rose water
  • 1 cup date pitted then mixed with hot water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda mix
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Caramel topping:
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Preparation

  • 1 Preheat oven to 180°F.
  • 2 In a medium size mixing bowl mix butter and sugar until soft. Add in eggs gradually and vanilla.
  • 3 Gradually add oil and date mix and molasses.
  • 4 Add cake flour whisking lightly and fold in the walnuts
  • 5 Spray a round cake pan with non-stick oil and put a parchment underneath.
  • 6 Pour batter into cake pan and bake for 50 minutes.
  • 7 FOR CARAMEL TOPPING
  • 8 Melt light brown sugar on a medium heat and add 1 cup heavy cream.
  • 9 Remove from heat and cool.
  • 10 Pour over the cake.

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