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Date Cake with Turmeric Chocolate Drizzle

We were messing around in the kitchen last week and tried something new.. it was fabulous, so we had to share it with you!

Date cake with an indulgent turmeric and dark chocolate drizzle.


Cake Batter

  • 250g pitted dates, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water

  • 125g butter, softened

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 eggs, at room temperature

  • 2 cups self-raising flour, sifted


  • 1 dark chocolate bar, we used a 70% coco bar

  • 1/4 cup Milk

  • 1 tsp Truly Turmeric

How to:

  • Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 7cm deep, 22cm (base) cake pan and line base with baking paper.

  • Step 2 Place dates and bicarbonate of soda in a heatproof bowl. Pour over boiling water. Allow to stand, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until dates are tender.

  • Step 3 Using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until pale and creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Using a large metal spoon, stir in date mixture and flour. Mix until well combined.

  • Step 4 Spoon mixture into cake pan. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand for 10 minutes before turning onto a wire rack.

  • Step 5 Make sauce: Combine ingredients in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until well combined. Add more milk for more liquid drizzle, thicken with more chocolate. Pour warm sauce over warm cake. Cut into wedges. Serve.

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