My buddy Ghada posted the most delicious date cake on Instagram a few months ago and of course I had to ask her for the recipe. As you all know, I love dates and pretty much any recipe that involves them I feel like I need to make. I kept the recipe the same just reducing the amount of cinnamon since I am not a big fan of too much of the spice, but if you do go ahead and add a bit more. You can use any dates that you have on hand. My little flower on top shifted during baking and came out looking like tribal art, but hey whatever I am not even mad because it tasted great.
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking-powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
100 Gram of butter (Room Temperature)
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup dates, pitted and chopped + 4 whole and pitted for the top
1/2 cup yoghurt
cinnamon and sugar for dusting on top
1. Pre-heat oven to 350F. In a mixing bowl add butter and sugar then with a hand mixer blend. Add baking powder, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, eggs and yogurt, blend until combined then add flour, mixing well. Fold in chopped dates.
2. Grease a 10-inch round cake pan then carefully pour mixture into. Place 4 date on top. Place in the oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
3. Sprinkle top with cinnamon and sugar mixture.
Yields: 1 10inch cake
adapted from livingsa