Pecan Dates Cake

I baked this for hubby’s b’day 🙂 .


300 g Pecan halves
150 g Stoneless Dates
200 g Butter, Softened plus extra for greasing
200 g Light Muscovado Sugar
1/2 tsp Nutmeg powder
1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder
4 Eggs, beaten
150 g Self Raising Flour



  1. Pit 100 g pecans into a food processor and whizz until  fine, then tip into a bowl.
  2. Put the dates into a small pan with enough water to cover and boil for 5 minutes until very soft. Drain, discarding the liquid, then whizz in the food processor until smooth.
  3. Heat oven to 180 deg C. Butter & line the base of the cake tin.
  4. Beat the butter, sugar & spice together until light & creamy, then tip in teh dates, ground pecans, eggs & a pinch of salt. Beat briefly until smooth.
  5. Fold the flour with a metal spoon, then spoon into the tine and level the top. Sprinkle the remaining nuts over the top.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes or until risen & golden and a skewer comes out clean.


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