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Cake Kurma Raya or Dates Cake

Yields1 Serving

This dates cake is our tribute to the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, where it is known as the Hari Raya Aidifitri.

 200 g pitted dates
 1 cup hot milk
 225 g butter (salted)
 60 g brown sugar
 70 g gula Melaka, melted
 4 medium sized eggs
 50 g coconut cream
 262 g cake flour
 1.50 tsp baking powder
 1 tsp baking soda
1

Soak pitted dates with hot milk and steam for 30 minutes.

2

Mash into paste.

3

Beat butter and brown sugar until fluffy, add in melted gula Melaka.

4

Add in eggs and coconut milk.

5

Add in sifted cake flour, baking soda and baking powder.

6

Fold gently to mix well.

7

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius, line two 8-inch round baking tin with parchment paper.

8

Divide the batter to two portions and fill into two baking tins, bake for 40 minutes or until cooked.