Paleo Date Cake

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My two year old is obsessed with dates at the moment.  She keeps opening the pantry aka “my office” and showing me where the big jar of dates is.  I dare say I encouraged her, as the jar is often out on the bench.  The one year old isn’t so fussy, with his choices.  He is usually clinging around my leg, whinging and waiting for some food to fall off the bench and hit the floor.  Anyway back to the cake.  Out of all the Paleo cakes I have baked so far this is my husbands favourite.  He said he actually really liked it.  I was soooo happy as he rarely says that about grain free baking.  Naturally sweetened with dates and honey, and just a bit of chia in the chocolate icing is amazing.  Try this one and enjoy 🙂

Ingredients:

1 cup dried pitted dates

1 cup walnuts

1 cup almond meal

3/4 cup coconut flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp bi carb soda

1 cup coconut milk

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup oil of your choice

4 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract

How To Do It:

Preheat your oven to 180c and line a 25cm square cake tin.  Pulse the dates and walnuts in the food processor until well broken down.  Transfer to a large bowl and add the flours.  In another bowl whisk the eggs and milk then add in the oil, honey and vanilla.  Slowly pour this wet mixture into the dry ingredients then stir very well to combine.  Transfer to your lined cake tin and bake for about 45 minutes.  Allow to cool slightly in the pan before turning out onto a wire rack to finish cooling before icing.

Icing:

2 tbs cocnut oil

2 tbs cocoa

1 tbs maple syrup

1 tbs chia seeds

Melt down the coconut oil and combine remaining ingredients.  Depending on where you live you may have to pop the iced cake into the fridge for about 10 minutes to just set the icing.  Good luck enjoy 🙂

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7 thoughts on “Paleo Date Cake

    1. You are right, it is moist. A coffee cake with dates hmm will have to try that, dates are always a winner. Thanks

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