Date Sweetened Apple Cake
6 months and 2 weeks is the time it took me to finally get this recipe right…
6 months ago, I made a variant of this cake, but did not think of writing the measurements down. I thought, “this recipe will not end up on my blog, it’s fine.” Then a sad thing happened.
I took this glorious cake out of the oven and it was everything I ever wanted in a fruit cake. It was moist, lightly sweetened, nutty and with lovely hints of cinnamon. It was amazing.
So I went on a mission to remake this cake. Every time I did, I never managed to get the ingredients just right. I could not achieve the level of fluffiness of the first version of this cake without making it too crumbly. I forgot the baking soda in one of the versions and ended up with a gummy cake. I still ate it but that was the moment I decided to put this recipe aside and come back to it later (a few months later!) with a different set of eyes.
Here we are, mid-October and I am so excited to announce to you that we’ve got it! I finally managed to make this cake work!
This Date Sweetened Apple Cake is sweet, but not overly sweet. It has almond notes because of the almond extract as well as a lovely, warming cinnamon aroma. It is not only garnished with slices of apples but also has chunks of apples inside, ensuring that you get a piece of apple at almost every bite.
If you have been looking for a fall inspired cake, one that celebrates 2 fall staples – apples and cinnamon – this one is IT!
Well, even if it took way longer than expected for me to have this recipe out, I am so glad that I finally get to share it with you.
As we are right in the middle of fall, I think this cake is a wonderful way to celebrate this glorious season! I really hope you try this cake and love it as much as I do, because I really believe, we all should have a date sweetened dessert in our recipe collection!
If you do end up making this recipe, be sure to share it on Instagram and tag me (@muriellebanackissa).
Have a wonderful week my friends!
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