Date & chocolate cake

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Date and chocolate: a very successful combination of ingredients, that I hope you will like in this cake recipe. I also like sometimes to add some walnut kernels. Enjoy!

Date & chocolate cake

Servings 8
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 35 mins

Ingredients

  • 250 g pitted dates
  • 100 g butter
  • 50 g chocolate baking type
  • 70 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 10 g baking powder
  • 1 pinch of vanilla powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 big handfuls of walnut kernels optional

Instructions

  • Put the dates in a big bowl and cover with hot water. Leave at least 10 minutes.
  • Melt the butter and chocolate in a bain-marie.
  • Mix 2/3 of the dates in a food processor with a little hot water. Add water if necessary to obtain a pasty texture. Reserve the remaining 1/3 of dates.
  • In a big bowl, whisk the date purée and the butter-chocolate mixture.
  • Separate the egg whites and yolks.
  • Whip up the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff and foamy.
  • In the bowl, add the egg yolks and sugar and whisk the mixture. Then add the flour, the yeast and another small pinch of salt. Mix well.
  • Then, gently fold the egg whites into the dough.
  • Finally, cut the remaining dates in 2 or 3 lengthwise and add them to the preparation.
  • Optional: you can add coarsely crushed walnut kernels.
  • Pour the preparation into a rectangular cake tin.
  • Bake for about 35 minutes at 180°C (+/- 5 minutes). Check the cooking after 30 minutes with the tip of a knife.
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Cake, chocolate, Date

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