Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

A recipe I've found on the internet and slightly adjusted to my liking, an australian super cake worth making :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine apples, dates, bicarb soda and water.
  2. Allow to cool to lukewarm.
  3. Line an 8" 20cm deep cake tin.
  4. Heat oven to 180 degrees C.
  5. (350 degrees F).
  6. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  7. Add egg and vanilla and beat well.
  8. Sift flour and salt, beat in alternately with apple mixture.
  9. Pour into tin and bake for approximately 1 hour or until cooked.
  10. (layer pecan nuts on top pf cake before pouring topping on) Topping: Make topping by combining butter, sugar, milk and coconut.
  11. Use the microwave or the stove top.
  12. Heat over low temp till butter and sugar is melted.
  13. Spread over hot cake and return to oven for a further 20 minutes or until topping is golden brown.
Most Helpful

This cake is the best cake I have ever made and eaten! It is so moist, tasty and absolutely scrumptious!!!!! My sister requested it for her birthday and she wasnt dissapointed. Everybody who tried it loved it! I highly recommend you try it. I did substitute half the flour with wholemeal flour and the pecan nuts were a great addition. I look forward to making this cake again very soon.

dizzydi August 01, 2009

This is a terrific cake - moist and full of flavor, even without the nuts. For the topping, I eliminate the milk, spread the topping over the cake hot from the oven, then BROIL the cake for just a few minutes to brown.

HomeSchoolCook November 26, 2007

Although I have not made this cake, I often use an almost identical recipe which is fabulous. The only difference is I don't add the salt and I never use nuts. It is a wonderful moist sweet cake. I have made the topping here which works well. I also make a version with white sugar, another 2 Tbsp of milk and 2 cups cocunut. Beware that you will have a lot more mixture. For some reason, my topping only about 10 minutes of cooking.

Chef @Oz May 06, 2007