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    Israeli Pecan Date Cake

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 40 mins

    20 mins

    1 hrs 20 mins

    Sydney Mike's Note:

    From the 1997 cookbook, BAKE YOUR CAKE & EAT IT, TOO!, the ingredient measurements have been slightly tweaked. Preparation time does not include the time needed for the cake to cool.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 325 degrees F & generously butter a non-stick, 10-inch springform cake pan.
    2. 2
      In a bowl mix together eggs, honey buttermilk & vanilla until smooth, then mix in the mashed bananas & set aside.
    3. 3
      Set aside 2 tablespoons of the flour & then, in a large mixing bowl, whisk together the remaining flour, baking powder, brown sugar, cocoa, cinnamon, allspice & salt.
    4. 4
      Add the liquie mixture to the flour mixture & using an electric mixer, mix on low speed until ingredients are moistened, then add the butter & continue beating on medium to high speed until batter is smooth, about 4 minutes.
    5. 5
      In a small bowl mix the reserved 2 tablespoons of flour with the pitted, chopped dates & pecans, then fold this mixture into the cake batter.
    6. 6
      Spoon the batter into the prepared cake pan & bake for 1 hour & 20 minutes, or until cake yields slightly to pressure when gently pressed in the top center.
    7. 7
      Remove the cake in its pan from the oven to a wire rack.
    8. 8
      Heat the final 2 tablespoons of honey before brushing it over the cake, then let the cake cool to room temperature.
    9. 9
      When cool, carefully remove the cake from the springform pan, slice & ENJOY!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 01, 2011

      55

      Wow - this cake is amazing!!! It is so moist and not overly sweet -- the bananas really come through with the crunch of the pecans and the bits of dates. Now I know what to do with my slightly over-ripe bananas. I have been making cakes these last several days and plan to share them with my neighbors, but I am so tempted to keep this one just for us!! Just kidding, I will share it with my friends since I know where the secret recipe is kept -- I will definitely make this one again!!! Great holiday cake, but then again, great everyday cake too. Made for Newest Zaar Tag, November, 2011.

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    Nutritional Facts for Israeli Pecan Date Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (93 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 292.7
     
    Calories from Fat 102
    35%
    Total Fat 11.4 g
    17%
    Saturated Fat 4.4 g
    22%
    Cholesterol 39.1 mg
    13%
    Sodium 124.3 mg
    5%
    Total Carbohydrate 47.4 g
    15%
    Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
    10%
    Sugars 30.7 g
    123%
    Protein 3.7 g
    7%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    low-fat cultured buttermilk

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