Couscous Date Cake

Recipe by Boomette
READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • For the Cake: With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Butter and flour a 20-cm (8-inch) springform pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper.
  • In a saucepan, bring the water, dates, butter and baking soda to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring frequently, for about 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and let cool slightly. Cover and refrigerate until lukewarm, about 30 minutes.
  • In a bowl, combine the flour, couscous and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, beat the eggs with the sugar using an electric mixer until the mixture turns pale, triples in volume and falls from the beaters in a ribbon, about 10 minutes. Using a spatula, gently fold in the dry ingredients then the date mixture.
  • Pour into the springform pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean, about 65 minutes.
  • Let cool. Run the blade of a thin knife around the inside of the pan. Unmould and let cool on a rack.
  • For the Icing: In a bowl, beat the sugar and milk until smooth. Drizzle over the cooled cake.
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