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Aromatic Date Cake

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I love this cake, it has healthier ingredients than the traditional sugar and butter cakes (which are also very tasty). 

This cake has a super rich filling, it's packed with warm spices, nuts and sticky dates.

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Ingredients:
 
- 4 eggs size M
- 1 tsp vanilla paste (or seeds scrapped from one vanilla pod)
- 3 tbs Rice flour (alternatively cornstarch) sifted
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp cardamon powder
- 1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger
- 300g dates (Medjool) chopped
- 165g almond flour
- 1/2 cup mixed nuts chooped
- 3 tbs coconut butter (alternatively coconut oil) melted
- 1 Apple grated
- 1/2 cup apple juice (alternatively coconut juice)
 
Directions:
  1. Separate the eggs and beat the egg yolks with the vanilla until light and fluffy. This will take approx 4 mins. Add the rice flour, cinnamon, cardamon, ginger and and stir gently. Set aside. 
  2. In another bowl combine chopped dates, almond flour, mixed nuts, melted coconut oil and grated apple plus juice and combine well.
  3. Now beat the egg whites until stiff and gently fold into mixture. 
  4. Transfer mixture into a baking tin and bake for about 20 - 25 mins at 200°C 
  5. Turn off the oven an let the cake slowly cool until ready to serve.
Tip:

Serve with a scoop of cinnamon ice, hot caramel and this makes a perfect dessert!

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