Date and Spice Cake
The frosting for this fruity spice cake is a mixture of sour cream and whipping cream sweetened with sugar and a hint of almond extract.
- Makes: 12 servings
- Prep: 45 mins
- Cool: 10 mins
- Bake: 25 mins 350°F
Date and Spice Cake
8 ounce package chopped pitted dates
teaspoons baking powder
teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon each ground cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves
cup granulated sugar
cup packed brown sugar
cups half-and-half or light cream
recipe Sour Cream Frosting
Vanilla ice cream (optional)
Ground cinnamon or ground nutmeg
- Let eggs and butter stand at room temperature 30 minutes. In small bowl combine dates and boiling water to cover. Let stand 15 minutes; drain and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans. In bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and spices; set aside.
- In 4-quart bowl beat butter on medium to high speed 30 seconds. Beat in sugars and vanilla until combined. Add eggs one at a time, beating 1 minute after each. In bowl stir together half-and-half and molasses. Alternately add flour mixture and molasses mixture to egg mixture; beat on low after each until combined (may appear curdled). Stir in dates. Spread batter in prepared pans.
- Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on rack 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely.
- Prepare Sour Cream Frosting. Place one layer flat side up on plate; spread 2/3 cup frosting. Stack second layer flat side up; spread remaining frosting. Cover and refrigerate. Serve with ice cream lightly dusted with cinnamon or nutmeg. Makes 12 servings.
Sour Cream Frosting
8 ounce carton dairy sour cream
cup whipping cream
cup powdered sugar
teaspoon almond extract
- Beat together sour cream, whipping cream, powdered sugar, and almond extract on medium until thick and nearly holds stiff peaks. Makes about 3 cups.
Nutrition Facts (Date and Spice Cake)
- Per serving:
- 517 kcal cal.,
- 26 g fat
- (16 g sat. fat,
- 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
- 7 g monounsatured fat),
- 125 mg chol.,
- 250 mg sodium,
- 67 g carb.,
- 2 g fiber,
- 41 g sugar,
- 4 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet