This recipe I was given by a very good friend of mine.
I get asked over and over again for this cake as its just delicious!
Make sure that you soak the dates ahead of time.
I can highly recommend eating a slice of this while its still warm with a good cuppa!
Lumberjack Cake Recipe – no idea where its originally from!
185grm dates pitted.
1tsp baking soda
125 grm butter
250grm castor sugar
1 egg lightly beaten
225grm (1 1\2 cup) plain flour
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 apples peeled and cored and finely diced.
Combine the dates baking soda and 1 cup of boiling water in a small bowl and leave to soak for 1 hr minimum.
Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
gradually beat in the egg, sift the flour with a pinch of salt and fold into mix with vanilla.
Mix in the date mix including the soaking water along with the apple and just fold until just mixed.
Spoon the mix into a 20cm lined springform tin, bake at 180’c for 40 mins then mix up the topping and lightly place on top, return to the oven and bake for a further 20mins.
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup desiccated coconut
3 1/2 tsp milk
combine all these in a small pot and heat mixing until butter is melted and you have a paste like consistency.
the top will become golden and crunchy, enjoy while still warm!!