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Apple Date Cake with Pecan Streusel

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This simple and delicious cake rises up tender and moist, with little chunks of apple scattered throughout. It’s spiced just right with a wonderfully crunchy pecan topping.

1HR 20MIN

Total Cooking Time

22

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Apple Date Cake
1 1/2 cups
Roughly Chopped Pitted Dates
1/2 Tbsp
Ground Cinnamon
3/4 cup
Water
2 Tbsp
Spiced Rum
1/2 Tbsp
Baking Powder
1 tsp
Baking Soda
1/2 tsp
1 cup
Chopped Apples
peel and core first (1/4 to 1/2-inch dice)
1/2 cup
Brown Sugar
1/4 cup
Vegetable Oil
2
Large Eggs
1/2 cup
Buttermilk
as needed
Nonstick Cooking Spray
for greasing the pan
Butter
Pecan Streusel
1 1/2 cups
Roughly Chopped Pecans
3 Tbsp
3 Tbsp
Brown Sugar
1 tsp
Ground Cinnamon
1 pinch
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Step 1
In a small bowl, stir together the Pecans (1 1/2 cups) , Brown Sugar (3 Tbsp) , Unsalted Butter (3 Tbsp) , Ground Cinnamon (1 tsp) , and Salt (1 pinch) and set aside.
Step 2
In a medium saucepan combine Pitted Dates (1 1/2 cups) and Water (3/4 cup) . Cook over medium heat, stirring occationally until dates are very soft and pasty, about 10 minutes.
Step 3
Remove from heat and stir in Spiced Rum (2 Tbsp) . Allow to cool slightly before adding to recipe.
Step 4
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13-inch pan with Nonstick Cooking Spray (as needed) . Line the pan with parchment, overhanging on two sides - this allows you to lift the cake out of the pan.
Step 5
While dates are cooling, whisk together the All-Purpose Flour (2 cups) , Baking Powder (1/2 Tbsp) , Baking Soda (1 tsp) , Ground Ginger (1/2 Tbsp) , Ground Cinnamon (1/2 Tbsp) and Salt (1/2 tsp) in a small bowl. Set aside.
Step 6
In a seperate small bowl toss together Apples (1 cup) and All-Purpose Flour (1 Tbsp) . Set aside.
Step 7
In a medium bowl whisk together Brown Sugar (1/2 cup) and Vegetable Oil (1/4 cup) . Add Eggs (2) one at a time, incorporating after each. Add dates, Unsweetened Apple Sauce (3/4 cup) and Buttermilk (1/2 cup) whisking to fully combine.
Step 8
Whisk in dry ingredients until combined. Add diced apples, shaking off any excess flour as you add them. Stir to evenly distribute.
Step 9
Pour into prepared pan and sprinkle evenly with pecan streusel. Bake for approximately 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Step 10
Allow to cool completely prior to lifting out of the pan and cutting into desired portions.

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