Rich Date and Coconut Cake

SERVES: 10-12
YIELD: 1 10




  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Combine first 5 ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and let stand 10 minutes or until dates are tender.
  • Gently spoon flour into measuring cups and level (don't pack). Combine flour, baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Stir in date mixture, granulated sugar, vanilla, and egg until well combined. Pour batter into a 9-inch spring-form pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.
  • While cake is baking, combine brown sugar and remaining ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 1 minute. Pour brown sugar mixture over cake. Let it glop into the batter. Cover the whole top of cake. Bake at 350° for an additional 13 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. (I had to bake mine longer). Cool in pan 5 minutes on a wire rack. Run a knife around outside edge and remove ring. Cool completely on a wire rack before serving.
  • This doubles just fine. I used a 10" and a 5" springform. I haven't tried freezing it, but am curious how that would work. Super-yummy! Both men and women raved over it. Very satisfying and rich.