DATE & PECAN CAKE WITH A CITRUS RIND CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

Elsa Dreyer

By
@elbie

I am originally from South Africa and this is a Family recipe for Years. Have to translate it from Afrikaans (Our Language) to English


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Cook:

45 Min

Ingredients

FOR THE CAKE

250g
pitted dates (chopped)
5 Tbsp
butter (room temperature)
1 tsp
baking soda
1 c
boiling water
1
tea bag
1
egg (beaten)
1 c
packed brown sugar
1/2 c
seedles grapes
1/2 c
instant oats
1/2 c
unprocessed wheat bran (hodgson mill)
1/2 c
pecans (chopped)
1
green apple (grated)
1 1/2 c
self raising flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt

FOR THE FROSTING

3 1/2 oz
cream cheese (room temperature)
3 Tbsp
butter
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
bakers sugar
1 c
powder sugar
rind of 1 orange

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees F
Greese a 10" Spring Form Pan. Set aside.
2
Pour water over teabag. Let stand for a while. In a mixing bowl, combine butter and dates. Pour tea over and let cool. In a Large mixing bowl, beat egg and sugar until fluffy. Add raisins,oatmeal,bran,pecans,apple and cooled dates. Sift in Flour, baking powder and salt and mix well. pour into buttered pan and bake for 45 min. Cool on wire rack.
3
Beat cream cheese and butter and add orange rind and vanilla. Add bakers sugar slowly until well mixed. Add powder sugar and spread over cooled cake. Top with Whole pecans

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy