I loved this cake -- very quick and easy to make, very moist with lots of rich 'carmel' flavor. I added 1/2 tsp almond extract to the batter and used fresh dates that I buy at the local Farmers Market. I made my own applesauce -- I always have fresh apples, but never applesauce. I had no problem with the topping -- don't skip making the topping as it adds a nice crunch and flavor.
Cardamom-Date Snack Cake
dory92064 Posted: 10/28/09
portland Posted: 02/28/11
the topping on this cake is particularly good. the applesauce makes it nice and moist and everything mixes together quickly.
noreenj Posted: 03/05/09
I didn't care for this recipe although I like all the individual components. It seemed dry and didn't rise very much for me. Cakes, However, are not my best suite!
Annelisa Posted: 01/22/09
This was really good! I substituted applesauce for half the butter and used homemade chunky applesauce. I didn't make the topping, I just sprinkled the 1/3 c. almonds on top. I cut the sugar to 1/2 c. Next time, I think I would add 1-2 tsp almond extract to the batter.