Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Date, Nut, Honey, and Chocolate Chip Cake

Date, Nut , Honey and Chocolate Chip Bread
I have made this cake twice for the holidays and I still had some dates so I made it again.  It turns out better every time I make it.  It is quite sweet with the dates and honey and then moist and gooey with the chocolate which sorta surprises you.  All in all it was good, especially with tea.  Taken from a traditional Rosh Hashanah cake recipe, it could be made with dairy free chocolate chips.

3/4 cup dates
1 cup all-purpose flour, plus 1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
pinch of nutmeg
3/4 cup oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
2 eggs 
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven 325 ° F.  Spray baking spray in a 8"-9" loaf pan. Place dates in a bowl of hot water soak while preparing batter.  In a large bowl mix dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg.
In a medium bowl whisk wet ingredients: oil, brown sugar, honey, eggs, and vanilla. 
Pour wet into dry and mix.  Drain water from dates, chop, and mix into batter.  Take nuts and chocolate chips and toss with 1 teaspoon of flour. Then fold into batter.  That prevents the chocolate chips from sinking to the bottom of the cake. 
Pour into prepared pan and bake 50-60 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool on wire rack.  I baked the loaf for 40 minutes and then for the last 10-20 minutes I placed a foil tent over the bread to keep it from getting too brown.  Mine only baked 50 minutes and it was done. 
Yield: 1 loaf
Recipe adapted from: Zabar's


I will link with these parties:

Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
Tickle My Taste Buds Tuesdays at Lori's Culinary Creation 
The Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims
Vintage Charm at Charm Bracelet Diva
The Homemaking Party at Classical Homemaking
Thoughts of Home at Decor to Adore
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Friday
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cupof Mrs. Olsen
What To Do Weekends at Shoestring Elegance
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
The Scoop at Stonegable


At Rivercrest Cottage said...

looks like a great cake for afternoon tea. thanks for the recipe.

KareBear said...

I am planning to make this loaf today.....does the recipe call for B. Soda or B. Powder??? Your loaf looks so delicious and has some of my favorite ingredients...dates, walnuts and chocolate chips. Thank you for such a lovely blog. Have a nice day and God bless!

The Charm of Home said...

KareBare it was baking soda. Enjoy it!

Crystal Grandeur said...

Looks yummy. I will try. Thank you :)

La Table De Nana said...

I am certain it is delicious.

KareBear said...

Thank you, Sherry!

The Charm of Home said...

`Your welcome KareBear.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Sherry, looks delicious. Since I don't like things very sweet, with all those sweet dates I'd probably leave out the brown sugar or the honey. It's been a long time since I've made a loaf cake, don't know why.

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Sherry... you cake looks amazing and your presentation is so elegant, as always.

Mrs. U said...

This looks fabulous!!!! Do you mind if I pin it? I soooo want to make this!!

The Charm of Home said...

Mrs, U, no I don't mind if you pin it.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

This looks so good to me! I want to eat it for breakfast! Pinned

Bernideen said...

That looks really yummy Sherry! Perfect with a cup of tea! Thanks for sharing.

Girl in Pink said...

Hi Sherry! This sounds delish and as always your pictures are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing another wonderful and unique recipe! 😘

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Oh, Sherry - I think my husband would love that recipe.

Thanks so much for sharing!

Thelma said...

I have to make this cake. It looks so delicious. And the plate is beautiful also.

Ifeoma Samuel said...

Please pass me some cake! It looks sumptuous 😂😎
Thanks Sherry for sharing your recipe

Our Hopeful Home said...

Looks so yummy! And I especially love the plate -- Old Country Roses was my wedding china, still love it! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xoKathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

I bet it is yummy. I love dates! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Thelma said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. For some reason I could not reply to your comment on my blog, so I will here.
I really liked the Date cake. I didn't have walnuts on hand so I put pecans and the vanilla I used was rum extract which gave it a nice flavour similar to fruit cake.
Thanks again for the recipe. We really enjoyed it. xo

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

I've always liked a good date bread, and Zabar's is one of my favorite gourmet food shops in NYC. I'm pinning this - looks delish! Thanks for sharing at Best of the Weekend!