Dense, yet very moist and almost molten-like, the sweetness of this chocolatey, buttery and none-too-sweet simple loaf cake comes from puréed dried dates and cherries … oh, and a really nice bar of good quality high-cocoa dark chocolate. The dark cocoa chocolate ensures that the sweetness from the dates and cherries shines through. Health-conscious diners can be forgiven for thinking that there must be added refined sugars in the cake, but you'll be happy to let them know that it's a perfect and almost guilt-free dessert … a little good dark chocolate never hurt anyone!
This cake is also a sensuous snack, lunch addition, or even a quick breakfast, dare I say. Basically whenever the craving for a moist dark chocolate experience overwhelms, really. And it stays moist for several days in a sealed container, although it won't likely last that long, so it's great to make when you think you'll just want to have something around for a little while, just in case.
For a cake that's just a bit sweeter, beat in about 1/4 of coconut sugar with the butter, date and cherry purée.
If you are planning on treating a special mom in your life this upcoming mother's day, this might just be the cake to celebrate with. It's great for any gathering and also a fine way to say thank you.
|Moist Chocolate Date Cake|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on May 8, 2014
Dense, moist and deliciously chocolatey loaf cake sweetened with puréed dried dates and cherries for a guilt-free dessert or snack
More dessert and treats featuring dried fruits:
Brownies with Dried Fruit
Cherry Nut Bars
Cocoa Fruit Energy Treats
Mini Tahini Bites with a Creamy Coffee Date Filling
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