Brandy Cake!!! Soft Sponge Filled with Nuts & Dates, Soaked with Brandy Syrup.

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Brandy Cake!!! Soft Sponge Filled with Nuts & Dates, Soaked with Brandy Syrup.
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 9
This brandy cake is legendary, but certainly not to be served at children's parties.
For the Cake
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 125g Butter, at room temperature
  • 1½ Cups all-purpose flour
  • 5ml Baking soda
  • 2.5ml Baking powder
  • 1.25ml Salt
  • 1 Cup chopped, pitted dated
  • ½ Cup chopped assorted nuts
For the Brandy Syrup
  • 60ml Brandy
  • 125ml Water
  • 250ml Sugar
  • 15ml Butter
  • 2.5ml Vanilla extract
  1. Measure out the flour, sugar, butter at room temperature, baking powder, baking soda, salt, chopped pitted dates and chopped assorted nuts.
  2. In addition you will need 2 large eggs a cup of boiling water.
  3. Place the butter and sugar in you mixer bowl and allow the machine to run until this is soft and fluffy. Add the eggs and beat these in well.
  4. In another mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the egg mixture and stir this until well combined.
  5. Pour in the chopped nuts and mix these in thoroughly.
  6. In a small bowl, pour the boiling water over the dates. Add the baking soda and let this bubble. Pour the date mixture into the batter and mix this all together well.
  7. Pour the batter into a lightly greased baking pan, a pan of about 8 inch or 200mm square will work fine.
  8. Bake the cake in a preheated oven at 180c or 350f for 30 to 40 minutes until a skewer pressed into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  9. While the cake bakes, let's make the brandy syrup. Combine the sugar, water and butter in a saucepan. Bring this to a boil and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  10. Remove the pan from the heat and pour in the vanilla and brandy.
  11. Pour this over the cake as soon as it comes from the oven.
  12. Allow this cool in the pan before serving with whipped cream.


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