Looking for ideas on what to do with those dates sitting in your kitchen? Try out this cake which will take those dates to a new level. Legit goodness like you’ve never had before and really easy to make. This date cake has chocolate in it and smothered with a caramel sauce and will definitely satisfy your dessert cravings. I’m game when it comes to this cake and trust me, you’ll be too.
Caramel Chocolate Date Cake
- 2 cups of dates (I used majdool dates)
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup or 1 stick of softened butter
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 eggs
Directions: Soften dates in a bowl with 1 cup of warm milk. I heat the milk up slightly and pour it over the pitted dates. Allow the soaked dates an hour to soften. Then preheat oven to 350 F. Using a hand mixer, cream butter, sugar, & eggs together. Add flour, cocoa powder & baking powder to the creamed butter and mix together. After the dates have softened, blend the milk & dates in a blender until well blended. The dates mixture will be a thick/creamy mixture which is what you want. Add the date mixture to the batter and mix well together with a blender.
Use a buttered 9 or 10 inch round baking pan and add the mixture to it. Throw it in the oven for 35-40 minutes and take out of the oven. After the cake has cooled, place a plate over the pan and flip the cake over in order for the flat bottom side of the cake to appear on top. Pour your favorite caramel on top (I use Southern Living Recipe but you can use any one you like). Garnish with chopped almonds.