Wanting to reach out and get to know her neighbors, my lovely sister, Umm Travis, took the initiative and baked her infamous (her in-laws absolutely loved it) Date ‘n Honey Loaf. By doing so, she not only shared this yummy food with her neighbor, but lots of love as well.
And since I am into baking these days, I had to try her recipe out! However, I don’t have a loaf pan so I used the round one that I have. And therefore, this recipe is called the Date ‘n Honey Cake instead. Also, I played a bit with the ingredients, using butter instead of corn oil, and added vanilla flavor, cinnamon and eggs. Here’s the recipe:
1 cup of de-pitted, chopped dates in 1/2 cup of hot water. Set aside.
1/4 cup soft butter
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs (beat in one at a time)
2 tbsp vanilla essence
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup milk
the softened dates (soaked earlier)
Grease the pan lightly and pour the cake mixture uniformly into it.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 160 C for 40 minutes.
A piece of cake!
The entire house filled up with the heavenly aroma of vanilla and dates as the cake baked in the oven. This cake tastes very good; not too sweet and the taste of the dates just melts into your mouth. My husband, who can’t even finish a piece of cake, actually insisted to bring some to work!
And by the way, this cake tasted much better the next day.
Umm Travis, thank you so much for sharing the recipe and love.