Probably the most wintery cake there is, this date cake is full of warm flavours, has a super moist crumb and very easy to make. Topped with a luscious caramel glaze, this is the perfect cake to indulge in during these cold days 😋
You actually don’t even need the frosting, the cake is just as delicious without it. It’s one of those cakes where a frosting just adds to its awesomeness but has enough flavour to be eaten on it’s own.
The caramel is quite simple to make, you pretty much just dump everything together into a saucepan and cook until golden and thickened. Make sure to pour the caramel over the cake while it’s still hot because it thickens as it cools so it will become harder to pour. I actually waited too long so I had to dollop my caramel on with a spoon! If you pour it on while hot then you’ll get a lovely, sleek and smooth top.
I absolutely LOVED how moist and tender this cake is with just the perfect crumb texture. One thing I have to point out is that this cake has quite alot of batter, enough for a 9 x 13 inch cake tin. I did however make it once in a deep 9 inch round and once in a deep 9 inch square, this made the cakes quite thick which I loved. If you guys want to do the same then just make sure you use deep cake tins or a deep springform cake pan.
I used sticky dates to make these cakes and that’s the best choice as they become very tender. This cake is one of those cakes that tastes better the longer you leave it. Make it a day before and just see how extra moist and delicious it gets.
A very nice and moist cake that you and your family will enjoy.