Apple Date Cake

Delightful Desserts!

The combo of tart apples and naturally delicious sweet dates make this cake a classic winner! For a quick bake version, make them into muffins!

•   3 eggs
•   ¾ sugar
•   1/3 cup vegetable oil
•   1 tsp vanilla
•   1 cup cake flour
•   1 ¾ tsp baking soda
•   5 peeled and cored Granny Smith Apples
•   2 cups chopped dates

Apple Topping:

•   1/3 cup chopped walnuts (OPTIONAL)
•   2 tbsp sugar
•   2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Coat apples with topping as you slice them in a bowl – You can cut the apples in slices or in cubes – your choice as both work well. I like cubes as you get apple in almost every bite. Chop dates and add to apples and set aside mixture.

Beat eggs, sugar and oil until smooth – In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt and mix well. Combine wet and dry ingredients, mixing well. Add apple mixture to the batter, folding gently. Pour apple-date batter mixture into a greased 8 or 9” sq pan (you can double the recipe and use a 9x13” pan or make into individual muffins using muffin tins.) Bake in oven for roughly 45 min - 1 hr until a fork comes out smooth. Let cool and serve.