Date-Ginger Cake Feel free to use fresh or ground ginger to spice up this date and ginger cake recipe. Either tastes wonderful when paired with sweet dates and a tangy orange topping in this unique cake idea. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on March 1, 2022 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Prep Time: 25 mins Bake Time: 30 mins Total Time: 25 mins Servings: 9 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 cup all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ⅓ cup butter or margarine, softened 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger ½ cup sugar 1 egg ½ cup orange or lemon yogurt 2 tablespoon milk 1 cup pitted whole dates, snipped 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour Orange Sauce (see recipe) Orange Sauce ¼ cup sugar 2 ½ teaspoon cornstarch 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger (or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger) ¼ teaspoon finely shredded orange peel ¾ cup orange juice 1 tablespoon butter or margarine Directions Grease and flour and 8x8x2-inch baking pan; set aside. Stir together the 1 cup flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a small bowl; set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degree F oven. Place softened butter or margarine and ginger in a medium mixing bowl; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg; beat well. Stir in yogurt and milk. Add flour mixture, beating on low to medium speed until combined. Toss dates with 2 tablespoons flour and fold into batter. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool slightly (about 30 minutes) in pan on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Serve with warm Orange Sauce. Makes 9 servings. Orange Sauce Stir sugar, cornstarch, grated fresh ginger or ground ginger, and finely shredded orange peel in a small saucepan. Stir in orange juice. Cook and stir over medium heat till mixture is thickened and bubbly; cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove pan from heat. Stir in butter or margarine, cut up, until melted. Cover pan and cool slightly. Serve warm. Makes about 1 cup. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 277 Calories 9g Fat 48g Carbs 3g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 9 Calories 277 % Daily Value * Total Fat 9g 12% Saturated Fat 5g 25% Cholesterol 43mg 14% Sodium 176mg 8% Total Carbohydrate 48g 17% Protein 3g Vitamin C 10mg 50% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.