Monday, March 05, 2012

Food Adventure: Date Cake

So, lately I've been wanting to branch out a little in the food department. At a book club I attend, we'd decided to do Middle Eastern Food in February. Not knowing ANYTHING about Middle Eastern Food, I relied heavily on google, and came up with this. The cake would be a good coffee cake, and Asher said it was "DELICIOUS!", but I felt like the flavor was a lot like a recipe I've already got and was disappointed by the lack of "date" taste in the cake. But, hey. You win some, you lose some on a food adventure, right?


Boiling the dates...


Mixing them in...


And the finished cake!



I added a powdered sugar stencil of a dragon (NOT traditional... ;D ) in honor of the book we read: The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova



WARNING: Food adventures are not for the faint of heart...

3 comments:

Shauna said...

Nice! Way to branch out. The dragon is a nice, non-traditional effect.

Gramma Joy and Grampa Todd said...

The cake looks yummy and the dragon is a nice touch! (You have a very steady hand to get such nice, sharp edges on the stencil image!) I'm sorry you were disappointed with the taste, though... Do you have Grandma Walisch's recipe? It's a good one ;o)

Linda said...

Date cake. Sounds rather delicious, actually. Love the dragon!