I didn't think the date went with the rhubarb - sultanas might be better. And it is a small cake. I wanted to use my usual 22cm ring tin so I went ahead and of course it ended up a bit like a pancake. That isn't the fault of the recipe. You might like to make more mixture but I didn't as I wasn't sure if I would like the cake. In fact the texture was a bit doughy. I did use thawed rhubarb which might have made a difference, although I did drain off the liquid. Anyway I am not going to make the cake again.