Queen Mother's Favourite Balmoral Date Cake

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Serves: 1

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Ingredients

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  • 8oz sugar
  • 3oz butter
  • 1  egg
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 10oz Plain Flour
  • 8oz chopped dates
  • Topping
  • 2oz chopped walnuts
  • 5  tbls Demerara sugar
  • 2  tbls butter
  • 2  tbls double cream

Method

  1. Pour over one breakfast cup of boiling water over 8oz of chopped dates. Add on tsp of bicarbonate of soda and leave to stand.
  2. Cream butter, sugar, egg, flour, baking powder and vanilla essence. Add mixture to the chopped dates.
  3. Bake in a moderate oven for 25 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, mix together all topping ingredients except Walnuts and boil for 3 minutes. Pour over the cooked cake and spring with chopped walnuts.
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