Date and almond mini cakes drenched in orange syrup

Date and almond mini cakes drenched in orange syrup

Serves: 2
Cooking Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 180g SPAR Cake Wheat Flour
  • 100g almond flour
  • 10ml (2 tsp) baking powder
  • 100g SPAR Castor Sugar
  • 60g SPAR Pitted Dates, chopped
  • 80g SPAR Butter, melted
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) SPAR Full Cream Milk
  • 1 Large SPAR Egg
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) vanilla extract
  • ORANGE SYRUP

  • 100g SPAR Castor Sugar
  • 125ml (½ cup) SPAR 100%
  • Orange Juice
  • rind of 3 oranges
  • To serve (optional)
  • whipped SPAR Long Life Cream
  • SPAR Classic Vanilla Flavoured Ice Cream

Instructions

1

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease 2 cake tins of 10cm diameter each very well.

2

Combine the cake flour, almond flour, baking powder, castor sugar and pitted dates in a large mixing bowl.

3

In a separate bowl, mix the melted butter, milk, egg and vanilla extract well, and pour over the flour mixture. Combine well to incorporate, using a fork.

4

Spoon the mixture into the prepared cake tins and bake until cooked, about 25 – 30 minutes.

5

To make the orange syrup, add the castor sugar, orange juice and rind to a small saucepan and stir over low heat until the sugar has dissolved. Lower the heat and simmer until the mixture has slightly thickened.

6

Place the mini cakes on serving dishes and spoon over the warm syrup while the cakes are still hot. Serve with the cream or ice cream.

Notes

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